Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has once again apologised to the Catholic Bishops over his recent comment on the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
Lalong gave the apology at the opening mass for the 2022 General Assembly of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, in Jos.
Recall that the governor had recently said the Pope endorsed his appointment as the Director General of the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The comment did not go down well with a majority of Catholics.
But, Lalong, who was at the event as Special Guest of Honour, said that his comment was misconstrued to be disrespectful to the Pope.
Lalong, who said he was human and could make mistakes, sought forgiveness from Catholics all over the world over the comment.
”I have apologised, I hope my apology is granted and I am 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 forgiveness and this is why in the Catholic Church, we go to the priests for confession every Saturday.
”I am not perfect and I will not be afraid of making mistakes.”