Pope: Lalong Tenders Unreserved Apology To Catholic Bishops

The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council, Governor Simon Lalong, on Friday, tendered an unreserved apology to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) over his ‘blasphemous’ remarks about the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The governor of Plateau state, who admitted that it was an error on his part to have linked the Catholic Pontiff with Nigeria’s politics, begged for forgiveness and understanding from the Catholic Church through the Bishops’ conference. Earlier, concerned members of the Church had frowned at his choice of words, even as a Papal…

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Pope: Catholics slam Lalong, demand apology

Aggrieved members of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday expressed concern over the reference by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to the Pope while defending his acceptance to serve as the Director-General of All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 election. The PUNCH reported that the governor had backed the idea of the Muslim-Muslim ticket after meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the State House in Abuja. According to him, as a Catholic with the highest Papal award of Knight of Saint Gregory, the…

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