VATICAN CITY (CBSNewYork) — Forgive the Vatican, for it has misspelled.
The Vatican is recalling more than 6,000 papal medals after the name Jesus was misspelled as “Lesus.”READ MORE: Decades Later, New York City Wins Fight To Get More State Education Funding -- $600 Million Annually For Next 3 Years
The gold, silver and bronze medallions commemorating Pope Francis’ first year as head of the Roman Catholic Church went on sale Tuesday in St. Peter’s Square. The typo was noticed quickly, but not before four of the coins had been sold, the Catholic News Service said on Twitter.READ MORE: With All Eyes On Minneapolis, NYPD Says It Is Prepared For Reaction To Derek Chauvin Verdict
The medals, which were produced by the Italian State Mint, include an image by artist Mariangela Crisciotti and a Latin phrase on one side and a depiction of Pope Francis on the other. The phrase translated into English means: “Jesus, therefore, saw the publican, and because he saw by having mercy and by choosing, He said to him, ‘Follow me.'”
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