Lalong appoints Fr. Gopep as Govt. House Chaplain

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Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau State

By Martha Agas

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has approved the appointment of Rev. Fr. Godfrey Gopep as the new Chaplain of the Government House Chapel Jos.

This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Makut Macham Lalong’s, Director of Press and Public Affairs, on Saturday in Jos, which said the approval is with immediate effect.

According to the statement, the cleric who is currently the Priest in Charge of St Finbarr’s Parish, Rayfield Jos, is to fill the vacuum created by the departure of Rev. David Ajang.

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Ajang was appointed by Pope Francis as the Bishop of Lafia Diocese.

The new Chaplain was born in 1982.

Gopep was ordained a Catholic Priest on Oct. 15 2011 at the then Holy Cross Parish Pankshin now Holy Cross Cathedral Pankshin.

He had served as assistant parish priest, St Jarlath Bukuru; and St. John Vianney Seminary Barkin Ladi, among others.

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