Lalong begs Catholic Bishops for forgiveness over Pope comment


Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has once again apologised to the Catholic Bishops over his recent comment on the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

The governor gave the apology at the opening mass for the 2022 General Assembly of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos on Tuesday in Jos.

Lalong had recently said that the Pope endorsed his appointment as the Director General of the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The comment didn’t go down well with majority of Catholics and Christians alike.

But, Lalong, who was at the event as Special Guest of Honour, said that his comment was misconstrued to be disrespect to the Pope.

The governor, who said he was human and could make mistakes, sought for forgiveness from Catholics all over the world over the comment.

”I have apologised, I hope my apology is granted and I’m forgiven.

”I feel very fine now and as we go forward I will be more careful.

”Anytime I make mistakes, I don’t feel ashamed to seek for forgiveness and this is why in the Catholic Church we go to the priests for confession every Saturday.

”I’m not perfect and I will not be afraid of making mistakes,” he said.

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