The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has faulted the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, for his political statements.
Disclosing this on behalf of the church, the Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Achi averred that diocese was not in support of the Mbaka’s remarks Ifa Priest wants public officers to take traditional oath
His words, “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.”
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