The embattled priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Reverend Father. Ejike Mbaka has announced a one-month close down of the Ministry.
The Ministry sent out an alert on Tuesday morning to its members, saying that the shutdown has become inevitable because Father Mbaka was proceeding on a one-month private prayer retreat.
According to the alert: “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.”
The shutdown of the Ministry follows an order given to him by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga to embark on a one-month spiritual retreat because of his controversies.
Last week, when Mbaka was to proceed on the one-month retreat, his supporters invaded the Bishop’s Court in Independence Layout Enugu and the Catholic Cathedral, destroying and ransacking properties.