Cardinal apologizes for any ‘confusion or embarrassment’ over tweet

News 12 New Jersey

February 25, 2018

The Newark archbishop is offering an apology for any “misunderstanding” after a tweet he posted last week sparked controversy.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin posted a tweet last Wednesday that read, “Nighty-night, baby. I love you.”

The archdiocese says the tweet, which was later deleted, was meant for one of his eight younger sisters. But the message has raised some eyebrows.

The cardinal has since posted a message on Twitter that says, “Sitting on a plane last Wednesday evening, I mistakenly tweeted a message meant as a private communication with one of my sisters. When I arrived in Newark two hours later, friends informed me of the error and I immediately removed it.”

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