Prominent controversial Catholic cleric, Reverend father Ejike Mbaka, has revealed that great affliction awaits him in the new capacity which he has been mandated to serve. The spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu (AMEN), made this disclosure before he departed Christ the King parish, GRA, Enugu on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Reports says that the clergyman left on Saturday for his new duty post at Our Lady Parish, Umuchigbo, Njinike, saying that he was going to suffer and would not fight anybody over the posting, noting that his posting out of Enugu was a witch-hunt.
The fiery priest who was escorted by thousands of catholic faithful in Enugu, was an exercise laced with emotions, as he moved to his new parish at Emene, an outskirt of Enugu urban. Band groups dished out music to which people were dancing, and while some were overcome by emotion that they broke down in tears, others praised God for having led the cleric thus far.
According to the priest, he said, “I know we are going to suffer between now and a few months to come. I am going to suffer and suffer. I know that.” “I’m going to suffer because I have no place to put my head. I am going to suffer because I have no place to keep the Adoration Ministry’s assets.”
“I know I’m going to suffer. Fortunately, it is going to happen in the month of lent. So, I am going to use my exit here as a Lenten observance but Jesus said it all in John 16:20 to his apostles that you will be sorrowful and the world will be rejoicing but very soon I will turn your sorrow to joy. But, for now, I know you are going to suffer.”
The journey reportedly lasted four hours and within the time, social and economic activities along the major streets came to a temporary halt.
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