Enugu Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has proclaimed a shutdown of the Adoration Ministry for one month.
This announcement was made via a notice on Tuesday morning.
It was gathered that this decision was as a result of the order by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga for Mbaka to go on a one month long prayer retreat.
Adoration Ministries sent out this news to members that Mbaka would be proceeding on this one-month prayer retreat.
According to the statement: “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.
“Consequently, no ministry activities shall be held in the ministry ground pending his return.
“He directs that members of the ministry are to observe this period of his retreat as they used to do during the usual January breaks of the ministry, by praying at their homes, being charitable and fasting according to their ability. Adoration! Holy Spirit is our Power.”
Recall that Reverend Mbaka was summoned last Tuesday by the Bishop of the Diocese, and on Wednesday, word spread that the priest had been declared missing.
His parishioners, the ‘Adorers’, had immediately embarked on a protest at the Bishop’s Court, where properties were also vandalized.
Following the unfortunate attack, Bishop Callistus Onaga declared a one week prayer for reparation.