Mbaka: Enugu Catholic Diocese declares prayers over desecration of holy altar

The Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga has declared a one of prayer over the invasion of the diocesan central place of worship in Enugu.

Onaga disclosed this in a statement on Thursday while reacting to a mob attack on the place of worship and residence in Igboeze Street, Independence Layout, Enugu.

Recall that some protesting suspected to be members of the Adoration Ministries, Enugu had on Wednesday invaded the Bishop’s residence and the Holy Ghost Cathedral beside Ogbette Main Market, Enugu.

The irate protesting the alleged ‘disappearance’ of the director of the ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka,

Onaga said that the protesters violently broke into the diocesan cathedral and desecrated the holy altar of sacrifice.

“Over and above this, they brutally vandalised the diocesan bishop’s residence, the cathedral parish and the secretariat building complex,” he said.

The Bishop, therefore, on all Parishes, Chaplaincies and Religious Houses in the Diocese of Enugu to embark on prayer of Atonement and Reparation over the incident.

“I hereby declare and call for a one union of prayer in reparation and atonement for this heinous act against our central place of worship and the sanctity of the church.

“The prayer begins from Friday May 7 to Friday May 14 and every parish, chaplaincy and religious community in the diocese is obliged to participate in this holy activity.

“I enjoin to remain sober and keep the diocese in prayer. With divine assistance and grace, we shall overcome this challenging moment,” Onaga said. (NAN)