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Vatican recalls papal medal after Jesus’ name misspelled

By Travis Gettys
Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:04 EDT
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Pope Francis frees a white dove in front of pilgrims following his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 15, 2013. (AFP)
 
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A major misspelling has prompted the Vatican to recall a medal it commissioned to commemorate the pontification of Pope Francis.

The medal, which was produced by the Italian State Mint, featured a Latin inscription of a quotation that moved the future pope to the priesthood.

However, the medal had already gone on sale before the misspelling of Jesus’ name as “Lesus” was noticed.

Four medals were bought through the Vatican Publishing House before the recall.

[Image via Catholic News Service]

 
 
 
 
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