Vatican Spelling Error Leaves Catholics Wondering Who, Exactly, Will Save Their Souls

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Hey, let's play "Name That Quote!" Ready? Here goes: "Judge not, lest ye yourself be judged." If you said "Jesus," you're ... WRONG. The correct answer is "Lesus." Yes, "Lesus" -- with an "L." At least that's what the Vatican seems to think, because 6,000 gold, silver, and bronze medals meant to commemorate Pope Francis were recently recalled due to a spelling error in a Latin phrase that turned "Jesus" into, you guessed it, "Lesus." That's right: The Vatican misspelled Jesus.

Our Father, who art in heaven ... how do you spell your kid's name, again? 


Oh, Vatican. Thank Heavens Lesus is the forgiving type.

Look, I'm no stranger to typos, and Lesus did say all that stuff about letting (s)he who is without sin cast the first stone and whatnot, so I'm totally not judging, but ... for real?! I mean, come on!! The Vatican misspelling "Jesus" is like McDonald's misspelling "cheeseburger." It's like Starbucks misspelling "coffee." It's like the White House misspelling "America"!

Although, the more I think about it, maybe this supremely embarrassing snafu is a form of divine justice. After all, what did Lesus say about money? Well, for starters:

Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's.

I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.

See, nobody could ever accuse that dude of being materialistic. So what in God's name is the Vatican doing making commemorative coins, anyway? DOES ANYBODY ELSE SEE THE IRONY HERE??

Do they even HAVE spellcheck in Italy?

What do you think about the Vatican spelling "Jesus" wrong?  


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