Rev Fr Ejije Mbaka, the spiritual director of the Adoration ministry, Enugu, Wednesday, appealed to the ministry’s faithful to shun the Adoration Ground until it is opened by the bishop of Enugu Catholic Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga.
Bishop Onaga shut the group last week Fr Mbaka’s political statements, which he said were against the grains of the church.
Mbaka in a video had addressed the faithful who thronged to the centre Wednesday for the usual Wednesday spiritual ceremonies.
Mbaka was heard telling them in the video to obey the bishop’s order, adding that the ground remained shut.
Echoing him, “I’m a priest of the Catholic Church and the bishop is my father.
“I swore an oath to obey him and his successors. I cannot do otherwise.
“I have come to bless you and to dismiss you. I don’t want you to go to the main road. I don’t want you to be pugnacious or to be cantankerous.
“I don’t want the adorers to be violent. I don’t want Adoration people to be classified as bandits for we’re not bandits.
“We’re obedient children of God. We love the mother church and the mother church loves us so much.
“We appreciate our bishop and henceforth, I want to order everybody here to stop Insulting the bishop. We can’t forget all his goodness to us.”