Vatican Misspells Jesus —on 6K Medals

FYI Vatican officials, it's Jesus, not Lesus

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 11, 2013 6:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – You'd think if anyone was going to misspell the name of God's son, it wouldn't be the Vatican. But some 6,000 gold, silver, and bronze medals to commemorate Pope Francis have been recalled after a misspelling in a Latin phrase turned Jesus into Lesus, der Spiegel reports. The mistake wasn't actually caught until four of the medals, made by the Italian State Mint, had already been sold, adds the Daily Mail, so they're bound to be worth some money should you stumble across one.

Pope Francis smiles during the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
Pope Francis smiles during the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.   (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The mistake, seen in the top right-hand corner. Lesus probably isn't too thrilled.
The mistake, seen in the top right-hand corner. Lesus probably isn't too thrilled.   (Italian State Mint)
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