The Spiritual head of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, Father Mbaka has been removed as the leader of the ministry.
Recall that Fr Mbaka on Thursday announced in a statement that Adoration Ministry activities would resume on Sunday.
However, it was gathered that drama unfolded as an attempt to replace Mbaka with another priest by the Enugu Catholic Bishop, Callistus Onaga was resisted on Sunday as the congregation attempted to mob the new priest.
Mbaka had barely announced his successor when Adoration faithful who had thronged the ministry ground to receive him after about three months of suspension went wild in protest.
They were shocked by the transfer of Mbaka after months of suspension and vehemently rejected the new Chaplain.
According to Sahara Reporters, the protest was soon directed at the new priest identified as Fr. Anthony Amadi, who had to be whisked away as the crowd surged to attack him.
Mbaka according to sources will be going to a monastery for the time being.
Meanwhile, some of the Adoration faithful, who spoke to Sahara Reporters have vowed that no other priest would be welcome to the Chaplaincy, alleging a gang-up from certain quarters in the church against Mbaka.
A top member of the ministry, who confirmed the posting to DAILY POST, said the development was unfortunate.
According to him, “all along, the Bishop has been trying to take over the Adoration Ministry. But I can assure you that no priest will succeed there. So long as Fr. Mbaka is not there, nobody will come there to worship.”