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Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by MediahelmNGR: 10:52pm On Dec 04
The Catholic Church has distanced itself from controversial clergyman and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, who in a recent video, was seen berating former Anambra state governor and PDP Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, for refusing to openly donate to his ministry.

Yesterday, a video of Father Mbaka verbally attacking Peter Obi for not saying how much he was donating to his ministry at his church's bazaar and annual harvest service, went viral.

In the video, Father Mbaka said neither the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, nor President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, willld win the 2019 presidential election.

“Listen, so that we won’t be deceiving God. As you are standing in the presence of these children of God, tell God what you will do for Him… It means you don’t want to do anything for God. Let me believe in fear, but this is a political statement. God hates stinginess. What I am saying is not for your pleasure. I am saying what will save your life, otherwise, you and Atiku will fail. The way you and Atiku are moving will end in shame.” he said

Reacting to the controversy that the video has generated, the Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Achi, in an interview with The PUNCH, said the diocese was not in support of Mbaka's comments and that it was wrong for any priest to make political statements.

“The diocese is not in support of any priest making political statements. The church is supposed to be apolitical and the Bishops’ conference has said that repeatedly. We are not supposed to make any political statements from the pulpit within the context of Mass, that is, church service. So, it would be wrong to stand at the pulpit to make any political statements.

There is a document issued by the Bishops’ conference to that effect. So, he just spoke on his own, not representing the diocese. We are not expected to come out openly to support a particular candidate for any reason. The church law does not accept such a thing. So, it would be wrong for anybody (priest) to come out and give an endorsement to a particular candidate.” he said

Speaking further, Achi said that disciplinary action against Mbaka would be carried out by the priest’s administrative head if the need arises.

Source:https://www.mediahelm.com.ng/2018/12/catholic-church-reacts-to-father-mbakas.html

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Donexy16(m): 11:57pm On Dec 04
Why not suspend him sef. That man na real case

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by easynetsms(m): 10:53am On Dec 05
In as much as he is a priest I was never in support of what he said. But who am I to judge .... God has the rest to say

Buy cheap internet data. Check my profile for the link

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by solochris(m): 10:53am On Dec 05
Even after this whole show of shame, the gullible ones will still converge there in the name of adoration. God help us

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by coolcharm(m): 10:54am On Dec 05
grin

The guy na yahoo plus abeg

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Josh2x: 10:54am On Dec 05
It is now obvious mbaka is bigger than the whole Catholic church in Nigeria

He said all these things as a catholic priest and he wasn't deroped or made to apologize to obi undecided

He says things without minding what his superiors would do

Every other Catholic priest gets transferred but mbaka has never been transferred. Maybe cos of the amount of money he rakes in for the Catholic church.

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by spongeisback: 10:55am On Dec 05
I love Nigerians and their selective outrage.
If adeboye or oyedepo had said or done the same thing you will see them arguing about the "context" it was said.
Catholic priests have been raping kids and Nuns have been abusing kids. Where's the outrage?!
I see people saying this "mbaka's act have made me ashamed to be catholic" so it's extortion that made you ashamed to be a catholic not the decades of child abuse that has been swept under the carpet.

Kept it up religious folks!

God bless Nigeria.
gringringrin

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Topccy007z: 10:55am On Dec 05
Mbaka is a disgrace to the Catholic church and Christianity at large.

People like him will definitely loot public funds if he finds himself in the corridors of power.

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by oderinde151(m): 10:55am On Dec 05
Small shame like this you no get.. Father mbaka ole grin grin

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by anyimontana(m): 10:55am On Dec 05
In his statement,he told obi to do sometin for the lord,if not,him and atiku will not win.

Guess that's why gandollar met with him,I think ganduje has agreed to someone for God.maybe to release some dollars

Politics and religion sha,all scam

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Ellixlimswag(m): 10:55am On Dec 05
shameful
Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Spark01(m): 10:55am On Dec 05
Is that confused man still a catholic priest?

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Felixalex(m): 10:56am On Dec 05
Chai
Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by SUPOL(m): 10:56am On Dec 05
No weapon formed against me shall prosper and any tongue that shall rise against me shall be condemned. Amen
Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by amaniro: 10:56am On Dec 05
Mbaka is fuvcking alone on this grin

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Kundagarten: 10:56am On Dec 05
Mbaka needs to be de-robed, he is now a full time politician.

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by adisabarber(m): 10:56am On Dec 05
The way men of God threaten people just to get them to release money is alarming. The way Mbaka or what's his name did to Peter Obi in public is the same way they threaten people out of public view. They make you feel like if you don't give them money evil will happen. What if I don't have money? Maybe GEJ refused to give Mbaka money and that made him turn against him

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by ebullient19(f): 10:57am On Dec 05
He'll be shocked if PDP wins

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Celestyn8213: 10:57am On Dec 05
End time things
Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Nobody: 10:57am On Dec 05
this man has long left the work of God. he is only after what he can get on this very same Earth he preach destruction and fire on. always deceiving people, telling them to build their mansion in heaven while they grab all they can get on Earth in the name of people doing something for God, even if it means dining with the devil.

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by prinsam30(m): 10:59am On Dec 05
let this man take a good example from TB Joshua na.....
leave these politician alone and concentrate on winning souls to God
Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by ejimoney(m): 10:59am On Dec 05
something need to be done urgently because some men of God are turning themselves to God..... all I can confidently say is that God should have mercy on us.

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Racoon(m): 10:59am On Dec 05
Fr.Mbaka have simply lost his ecclesiastical calling & have now gone the way of pardition looking for filthy lucre.The earlier the Catholic church defrock him the better for it in Nigeria.

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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by DBossNG(m): 11:00am On Dec 05
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Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Flexherbal(m): 11:00am On Dec 05
ejimoney:
something need to be done urgently because some men of God are turning themselves to God..... all I can confidently say is that God should have mercy on us.
Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by ladykolly(f): 11:01am On Dec 05
The deed has been done.
Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by Passionate888: 11:01am On Dec 05
Buhari sef.
Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by stanley000: 11:01am On Dec 05
See them "emotional blackmailers".. so when PDP finally looses he will say it is God's doing. But when PDP wins he will use the same excuse apostle Suleiman normally uses "God overturned the prophecy".
Why have ppl not realize how dubious these thrives called pastors and imams are? I always tell ppl, if I die today I'm happy how my life turned out. The past 2018years one sandals wearing scammer told u he will come back and you still believe he's on his way back. Hmmm chai!!

Re: Catholic Church Reacts To Father Mbaka's Controversial Political Statement by chairman00100: 11:03am On Dec 05
we have weighed mbaka and found him wanting, since before 2015

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