Father Mbaka returns to Adoration Ministry after suspension

Father Ejike Mbaka

Spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has returned to the ministry after six months of suspension.

Videos that circulated online on Wednesday showed a crowd of supporters welcoming Mbaka at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

They marched alongside the vehicle, which conveyed him to the adoration ground, in Umuchigbo, Nike, causing traffic gridlock along the old Emene – Abakaliki Road. 

The Enugu Catholic Diocese shut the Adoration Ministry on June 3, 2022, and banned Mbaka from commenting on political issues.

The ministry was later reopened but turned into a chaplaincy for close monitoring and to curb any excess.

In October, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, approved that Mbaka should proceed to the monastery for more revelations concerning his ministry.

Rev Fr Anthony Amadi was subsequently named as chaplain of the Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy.

Until his suspension and transfer to the monastery, Mbaka was known for his comments on political issues and criticism of the government.

It has not been confirmed if the charismatic priest would resume duties at the adoration ground.