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‘Stay away from politics’, Bishop Kaigama tells Fr. Mbaka

THE Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has urged the conroversial Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, and Catholic Priest in Enugu, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, to stay away from politics.

Bishop Kaigama said this yesterday in Abuja at an interactive meeting with journalists as part of activities marking this year’s World Communications Day celebration.

“Father Mbaka is a catholic priest under a catholic Bishop, he was ordained a catholic priest and he took an oath during ordination ‘I promise obedience and respect to you my local ordinary and your successors’.

“This was the oath he took in front of everyone, which means that the oath is valid till you die,” Kaigama explained.

According to him, the Catholic Canon Law 285 forbids Catholic Priests from partisan politics, adding that despite being free to discuss politics, they are not to participate.

He said, “If he is a Catholic priest, he must go by what the Catholic church teaches and stands for.

“Father Mbaka is a priest and he should realize that catholic priest is forbidden by Canon Law 285 which prohibits any clergy from engaging in anything that is foreign and unbecoming to the Catholic Clerical state.

“That means we are prohibited from embarking on anything that is alien, strange, foreign to our clerical status and what the Catholic church teaches us, as clergy, we are not allowed to dabble into politics.

“It doesn’t mean we can’t be prophetic in condemning criminality and corruption, we can do that, that is a prophetic mission.

“Partisan politics is not part of our calling. If a clergy embarks on such unbecoming and foreign conduct, the church has a solution and the church knows what to do.”

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