Praise Lesus! Vatican recalls thousands of medals over holy typo in Christ’s name
In a bid to commemorate Pope Francis’ first year as Catholic leader, the Vatican commissioned the Italian mint to create a small medallion marking the occasion.
One small problem: Jesus’ name is misspelled.
The coin features the Pope’s motto, a phrase from the Bible which he says inspired him to follow God. They read:
“Vidit ergo Jesus publicanum et quia miserando antque eligendo vidit, ait illi sequere me,” in Latin. In English, that means “Jesus, therefore, saw the tax collector, and because he saw by having mercy and by choosing, He said to him, ‘Follow me.”
Unfortunately, the coin reads: ”Vidit ergo Lesus publicanum et quia miserando antque eligendo vidit, ait illi sequere me.” (Photo: Handout)