The Catholic Church on Friday banned the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Ejike Mbaka, from commenting on partisan politics.
In a circular sent to the priest, Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Callistus Onaga, declared that the adoration ministry has also been converted to chaplaincy, The Cable reports.
Following the development, Mbaka will no longer solely oversee the activities of the ministry as its spiritual director.
As chaplaincy, the ministry will be under the control of the Enugu Diocese and gives the bishop the power to appoint a chaplain to oversee its operations.
Onaga further stated that he can appoint any priest 'to assist the chaplains to oversee the pastoral activities of the ministry.'
The directive was announced following Mbaka's resumption to activities of the ministry which was suspended following his one-month retreat.