… says ‘I’m not perfect, forgive my mistake’
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, on Tuesday, again apologised to the Catholic Bishops over his recent comment on the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
Governor LaLong offered his latest apology during the opening Mass for the 2022 General Assembly of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos on Tuesday in Jos.
The governor had recently said the Pope endorsed his appointment as the Director General of the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress.
The comment did not go down well with majority of Catholics, who kicked against Lalong’s and demanded his excommunication from the Church.
But the governor who was at the event as Special Guest of Honour, explained that his comment was misunderstood as being disrespectful to the Pope.
Appealing that he’s human and prone to making mistakes, Lalong begged Catholics all over the world for forgiveness over the comment.
He said, ”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.”