Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diosese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Calistus Onaga has through the diocesan Secretary and chancellor, Rev. Fr. Alfred Chidi Agubuchie released official statements on Very Reverend Father Camellus Ebenezer Ejike Mbaka and the Adoration Ministry, Gives new strategy on how the ministry should be operated henceforth.
Following the recent controversy between the priest and the bishop, leading to the worshipers in the Adoration ground to destruction of the properties at the Holy Ghost Cathedral and the Bishop’s court in Enugu, on the 5th day of May, 2021, the bishop has given a new directive that Mbaka’s ministry should henceforth be administered and organised as a chaplaincy
under the leadership of the spiritual Director. Therefore, the bishop has the right to appoint the chaplain and the assistant at his will.
The bishop’s statement read in part; “In order to safeguard the intergrity of the church and forestall future abuses in the Adoration Ministry, as the necessary condition for the existence of the ministry, I here by decree that henceforth, The Adoration Ministry Enugu shall be administered and organised as a chaplaincy. Canonically, a chaplaincy is a special group of Christ’s faithful entrusted to a priest in a stable manner who is their chaplain in accordance with universal law.
“Adoration Ministry Enugu is to be reorganised as as a chaplaincy in the Catholic diocese of Enugu under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Camellus Ejike Mbaka. As a Catholic outfit of the diocese, it shall enjoy all the pastorial privileges and is to be under pastoral and managerial obligation of the same diocese. The diocesan bishop has the right prerogative to appoint chaplain and the assistant chaplain to the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria.