Enugu, 12 May, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest who, on May 9, publicly apologized to the Universal Church and to his Bishop after his supporters violently stormed the Bishop’s residence and the Cathedral Church last week, desecrating the Holy Altar of sacrifice, has temporarily suspended activities at his Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, and started a month-long spiritual retreat.
“Our Spiritual Director, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka wishes to inform his beloved adorers that he has embarked on a private prayer retreat that will end on 10th June, 2021,” officials of the Adoration Ministry, a project of the Nigerian Catholic Priest, announced in a statement issued Tuesday, May 11.
They add, “No ministry activities shall be held in the ministry ground pending his return.”
In their statement, officials of the Adoration Ministry in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Enugu direct members to observe the period of Fr. Mbaka’s spiritual retreat as they have usually done in the month of January when there is recess, by praying in their respective homes, being charitable and fasting according to their ability.”
On May 5, followers of Fr. Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry Enugu violently broke into the Diocesan Cathedral Church and desecrated the Holy Altar of sacrifice, Bishop Callistus Onaga of Enugu Diocese said in a statement the day after the desecration, announcing a week of prayer of atonement and reparation.