Enugu Catholic Diocese has began the reconstruction of some parts of the Holy Ghost Cathedral that was vandalised by followers of the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka.
This was made known on Sunday by the Parish priest of Holy Ghost Cathedral Parish, Enugu, Reverend Fr. Raphael Ozonwafor, at the Cathedral.
TheFact Nigeria recalled that angry crowd believed to be followers of Father Mbaka on May 5, stormed the residence of Bishop Callistus Onaga of Enugu Diocese demanding to know the whereabouts of their leader and in the process, they destroyed properties belonging to the Church.
As a result, the Bishop declared a week of prayer of restitution for the vandals.
Afterwards the Father Mbaka tendered an open apology to the Bishop and the Catholic church and then announced the shutting down of the Adoration ministry for 30days.
Fr. Ozonwafor while speaking after the homily to raise funds for the replacement of tjs cathedral gates said “We have spent over N1.4m to replace some of the things that were destroyed in father’s house. We’re replacing the cathedral gate. It was not good and we need about N1.5m to replace the gates.
“With the sample we’ve got now, the new gates will last and will be difficult to destroy or pull down. If we had had a strong gate, that incident wouldn’t have taken place. This is because it is when the gates are open for you that you will enter the cathedral”
“Even amongst the bishops, Cardinals, there may be such division. That’s why Jesus Christ prayed in the scripture that we as his body may be one.
“In the Church today, we look at people where they come from: Anambra, Enugu, Mbaise, and all that.
“We promote this division by over ambition, jealousy, lack of love and unhealthy competition. That’s why Judas Iscariot sold Jesus Christ. This is why we still have Osu Caste system in Igboland
“Most of these things start from the home front. Is your family united? Is your family in a position where it is supposed?
“When we love each other as prescribed by Christ, we will no longer categorize people and that will mark the beginning of the united church. When we are united, we will conquer any attack from outside”.