The Enugu Worship Ministry (AMEN), led by Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has been banned from all priests and Catholic faithful in the state by the Enugu Catholic Diocese.
According to the church in the southeastern state, the ban imposed will remain in effect until the canonical process initiated by the diocese is complete, reports Vanguard.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Callistus Onaga, has issued a signed letter directing all clergy, religious and lay faithful to be kept away from dealing with AMEN.
The letter read:
“Given the events in the Catholic Worship Minister Enugu, which may undermine the Catholic faith and teachings; and after several fraternal corrections and admonitions to Br. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, the Ministry’s chaplaincy.
“And having given him pastoral directives and guidelines for the Ministry’s chaplaincy, which he persistently violated; and in discharging my pastoral duties as Bishop in charge of promoting and protecting the Catholic faith and morals in the Diocese of Enugu, I hereby forbid all Catholics (cleric, religious and lay faithful) henceforth, at all religious and liturgical activities of the diocese worship service pending the completion of the canonical process instituted by the diocese.
“My decision is based on the fact that some of Father Camillus Ejike Mbaka’s teachings and pronouncements in the catholic worship service are not consistent with the the teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Church.
“I urge all Christian believers to continue to support Fr. Mbaka and the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, as I devote him and the diocese to the maternal care and protection of the Holy Virgin Entrust Mary, Queen of the Apostles.”