Why Catholic Church May Bar Mbaka From Preaching – Archbishop

Adewale Martins, the Catholic of , has said Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual of the Adoration Ministry, , likely be barred from preaching if he continues to deviate from the doctrines and tenets of the .

Martins, in a recent with , said Mbaka was under the Diocese of Enugu and did not report to him, adding that if he continued in the manner he was doing , the Catholic Church may bar him from ministering.

Martins was appointed Archbishop of Lagos by the Pope in 2012.

Mbaka had on Year’s prophesied that Uzodinma would emerge as in 2020, a prophecy which came to pass on Tuesday when the Supreme sacked Emeka Ihedioha and named Uzodinma as the duly elected .

Martins said, “Fr. Mbaka falls under of the of Enugu Diocese and therefore he has the responsibility of cautioning him. I can that this must be giving the bishop some challenges.

“It must be giving him a bit of a and I feel for him and I hope he find some way of dealing with this matter that has been recurring. Of course, what could be done in the end is either to say, ok receive the sanction of being stopped from ministry. That is a possibility. If it is not done, must be a .”

Martins, who was ordained a in 1983, said the Catholic Church does not engage in partisan .

He said even if Mbaka received a prophecy from , he ought to ensure that his conduct corresponds with the scriptures and the doctrine of the Catholic Church.

The archbishop added, “It is utterly surprising that Fr Mbaka would as far as naming one person as governor against another. It is embarrassing when you hear of priests or in position of authority making statements that are clearly partisan.

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“The position of the Catholic Church on matters that have to do with politics is not to be partisan. Of course, we as a church cannot be oblivious to political and happenings in the country or the at large and therefore we must speak from the point of of principles.

“The priest who believes he has a gift of prophecy has to whatever has been told to him in the of the scriptures, in the of the teachings of the church and in terms of the authority that has been given to leaders in the church.”

Martins said Mbaka’s behaviour was at variance with the teachings of the Catholic Church and he had fallen the standard expected of priests.

Mbaka, who was ordained a Catholic priest in 1995, has been known to give many controversial prophecies.

In 2002, he prophesied that the then Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, would not return to office in the but the governor won a second term.

In 2015, Mbaka prophesied that would lose to the current President, Maj Gen (retd.), which came true.

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