Vatican misspells Jesus’s name on commemorative medal

Vatican misspells Jesus’s name on commemorative medal

Apparently the Vatican wasn’t using spell check.

The Holy See has recalled thousands of commemorative papal medals after the word “Jesus” was misspelled as “Lesus.”

According to the Vatican Information Service, more than 6,000 of the medals were produced by the Italian State Mint to commemorate the beginning of Francis’ papacy.

The medal features a portrait of Francis on one side and on the other, a Latin phrase that the future pontiff says inspired him as a teenager to pursue the priesthood: “Vidit ergo Jesus publicanum et quia miserando antque eligendo vidit, ait illi sequere me.” (Translation: “Jesus, therefore, saw the publican, and because he saw by having mercy and by choosing, He said to him, ‘Follow me'”).

However, the letter “J” in Jesus was mistakenly replaced with the letter “L.”

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