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    Plateau Gov.apologises to Catholic Bishops over comment on Pope.

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    The plateau Governor,who now double as Director General, All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council Mr.Simon Lalong,has tendered an apology to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria over his recent remarks about the Holy Father,Pope Francis.Lalong recent comments which linked the Catholic Pontiff to Nigeria politics attracted mirage of condemnation from the Catholic Church and some other Christian faithfuls across the land.According to him as a Catholic and a Papal Knights of Saint Gregory that he has not received disapproval from the Pope on his acceptance of the job as Head of APC campaign council. In his letter of apology to the President of CBCN dated August 12th 2022 , restated his absolute commitment to the Catholic faith and pledged to uphold the tenets of the Christian faith in his public assignment. ” I have followed with some shock and deep regret, the reaction that have trailed my appointment as the Director General of the campaign council for the Presidential candidates of our party the All Progressives Congress APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Ibrahim Shettima”He stated further ” the appointment understandably was received with mixed reactions across the Christian community who genuinely feel aggrieved by the decision of our party to settle for a Muslim-Muslim tickets”” During the week in the course of defending myself,I had cause to make reference to my credentials as a Catholic and a Papal Knight in the process, I made reference to the Holy Father”” I now realise that this was an error on my part and has caused some level of concern and even embarrassment to many especially the members of the family of Papal Knights to which I belong.”

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