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Adoration Ministry remains closed, Mbaka tells followers

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rv Fr Ejike Mbaka, has told his followers that there will be no more mass in the church until the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, Callistus Onaga lifts the ban on services in the church.

Mbaka stated this after he returned to the Adoration Ground on Wednesday.

A video posted on the church’s Facebook page showed that Mbaka addressed thousands of faithful who have reportedly continued to converge on the ground on a daily basis since it was shutdown.

Religion Nigeria had reported that Onaga barred all Catholics from attending all religious and liturgical activities at Mbaka’s church following the fiery priest’s outburst against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.

On Wednesday, Mbaka reminded the crowd that the closure of his church was still in force, just as all activities remained suspended in obedience to the directive of Onaga.

He said, “I’m a priest of the Catholic Church and the Bishop is my father, I swore an oath to obey him and his successors. I can not do otherwise.

“I will never come out here for mass until the Bishop approves it.”

He appealed to them to stop castigating the Bishop or Enugu Catholic Church but to pray and bless them.

He also urged them to continue praying for Obi as a brother and friend.

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