Abuja - The Catholic Church has explained the recent transfer of controversial Catholic priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka from Enugu to Emene.
The Church said the essence of his transfer was to make him more useful.
In a reaction through the Secretary-General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Reverend Father Ralph Madu on Monday, the church said the posting was not meant to be punitive but a 'normal church procedure.'
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He said Mbaka’s transfer is not an exception as the Bishop has the right to post any priest wherever he feels his service would be more useful to the church.
Father Mbaka had in his farewell speech admitted that he was going to suffer in his new place of assignment.
On Sunday, the South-East zone of the All Progressives Congress alleged that Bishop Callistus Onaga was manipulated by external forces into effecting Fr. Mbaka’s transfer.
- News 24