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New Jersey Archbishop Says 'Nighty-Night, Baby' Tweet Was for Sister

Cardinal Joseph Tobin and his spokesman said the leader of the Newark Roman Catholic archdiocese later deleted the tweet because it was being misinterpreted

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    New Jersey Archbishop Says 'Nighty-Night, Baby' Tweet Was for Sister
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    Archbishop of Newark Joseph William Tobin in Vatican City in 2016.

    A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby. I love you," but his spokesman says it was an errant message intended for his sister.

    Cardinal Joseph Tobin and his spokesman said the leader of the Newark Roman Catholic archdiocese later deleted Wednesday's tweet because it was being misinterpreted.

    The full tweet read: "Supposed to be airborne in 10 minutes. Nighty-night, baby. I love you."


    Spokesman Jim Goodness said Tobin has eight younger sisters and "they're all his baby sisters." Goodness said he doesn't know how the siblings were communicating before the message was tweeted out. Tobin's Twitter account shows he tweets infrequently.

    But Tobin took to Twitter again Friday to apologize for the errant tweet and confirm that the message was intended for his sister. 

    "I want to apologize to the priests and faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark, if my carelessness has caused any confusion or embarrassment," he said. "I promise to be more careful with future use of media."


    The 65-year-old Tobin was installed as Newark's archbishop in January 2017.

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