The Catholic church has banned Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), from commenting on political issues in Nigeria.
The ban was contained in a letter to Fr. Mbaka and by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, His Lordship, Bishop Callistus Onaga.
According to the letter, the Adoration ministry, AMEN, was also converted to a chaplaincy, and no longer a “ministry.”
Following the development, Mbaka will no longer solely oversee the activities of the ministry as its spiritual director, as making it chaplaincy, brings it under the control of the Enugu Diocese and gives the bishop the power to appoint a chaplain to oversee its operations.
The bishop further stated that he can appoint any ministerial officer “to assist the chaplains to oversee the pastoral activities of the ministry.”
These directives were announced following Mbaka’s resumption to church activities of the ministry which was suspended following his one-month private retreat.