Covington Bishop: “I especially apologize to Nicholas Sandmann and his family”


Bishop Roger Foys of the Diocese of Covington just released a statement addressed to the parents of Covington Catholic school, in which he apologized for his quick judgment last Saturday.

“We should not have allowed ourselves to be bullied and pressured into making a statement prematurely, and we take full responsibility for it. I especially apologize to Nicholas Sandmann and his family as well as to all CovCath families who have felt abandoned during this ordeal. Nicholas unfortunately has become the face of these allegations based on video clips.

“This is not fair. It is not just.”

Read the full letter from the Bishop here.


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  1. Too little, too late.

    Get rid of the Bishop and the school principal.

    Not sure why their first instinct was to try to cover their own backsides with the press rather than be the shepherd of the students in their care, but that’s on them.

    They facilitated the smearing of their own students and now they say they’re “sorry”?


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