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Vatican Discovers Holy 'Typo'

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The Vatican was forced to recall thousands of medals struck to commemorate Pope Francis because of a spelling error.

The medals, which are often minted for a new pope, were struck in gold, silver and bronze by the Italian state mint. They went on sale Tuesday.

The Vatican said it withdrew 6,000 of the flawed medals from sale Tuesday after it was discovered that the name of Jesus was spelled "Lesus."

However, four of the medals were purchased before the recall. Collectors say they could bring very high prices because of the error.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.

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by: Theodore Ekwaki from: south Africa
October 13, 2013 1:54 AM
mistakes does happened .but this type of mistake for the church is damaging of the image .Jesus is our lord the Vatican cannot make this kind of error.


by: Tony Power from: Liverpool England
October 12, 2013 6:55 PM
Lesus.Christ! I don't believe it.


by: Ken from: Dorset
October 12, 2013 6:12 PM
Like that other famous typo - celebrate <> celibate...


by: Godwin from: Nigeria
October 12, 2013 1:57 PM
Thank God little mercies


by: Anonymous from: Nikral
October 12, 2013 12:05 PM
I wonder if Lesus ever drove a Jexus.

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