Titilope Ogundele, Reporting
The Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha has dissociated itself from the activities of Rev. Fr. Magnus Ebere, warning faithful to beware of his teachings.
According to a statement issued by the church, Rev. Ebere has no right to operate in the Archdiocese of Onitsha as he is not recognised as a priest in the archdiocese.
The faithful of the Archdiocese are, therefore, warned against his teachings and activities.
“We once again warn the faithful of our Archdiocese that the activities and teachings of Fr. Magnus Ebere are dangerous, deceitful and inimical to their faith.
“Anyone, who participates in his illegal activities at Nnobi, does so at his or her risk,” the archdiocese warned.
Most Rev. Valerian M. Okeke, the Archbishop of Onitsha, who signed the statement, said Fr. Magnus was not granted faculty to operate in Nnobi town.
“Rev, Fr. Magnus Ebere deceitfully sneaked into Nnobi town in Onitsha Archdiocese and began an illegal ministry which he called Canaanland Adoration Ministries (E-day work Ministry), without the knowledge of the ecclesiastical authority talk less of having the requisite faculties,” he disclosed.
The church also condemned the claims of the priest which he made in a viral video that the Catholic Church in Lagos cannot exist without the presence of the Igbos.
The church pointed out, “This is not the position of the Catholic Church in Igbo land. Please, note that Fr. Magnus Ebere is neither speaking for the Catholic Church nor for the Igbos.
“His utterances can best be described as an outburst from a psychotic priest who needs psychological help from his religious congregation.”