Fr Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry to be reopened after 15-week ban

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The Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN) will be reopened on October 2, after 15 weeks of being shut down.

This was confirmed in a statement credited to the spiritual director of AMEN, Ejike Mbaka, on Thursday.

“Dear Adorers, To the glory of God, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria Amen, starts on Sunday 2nd October, 2022 with 10am Mass at the Adoration ground, Umuchigbo, Iji Nike Emene, Enugu State,” the statement reads.

“God bless you miraculously as you come to worship God with us.”

The announcement comes 15 weeks after the Catholic diocese of Enugu banned clerics and the lay faithful from participating in activities at the centre.

The ban followed a controversy over a comment by Mbaka, who had described Peter Obi, presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), as “stingy”.

Mbaka had also asked his followers not to vote for Obi in the 2023 presidential election — a comment which elicited widespread criticism.

Speaking on the development at the time, the diocese had said the spiritual director’s position violated the provisions of the canon law, “which forbids priests from engaging in partisan politics”.

“In the light of the happenings in th

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