Vatican Recalls 6,000 Medals Where "Jesus" Is Spelled "Lesus"
Earlier this month, the Vatican issued a special medal to commemorate Pope Francis' first year as the Bishop of Rome (after five years, he gets a bobblehead, and 10 years nets him a set of commemorative plates). But when they unpacked the medals, they noticed a pretty serious error: "Jesus" had been misspelled "Lesus," which to our knowledge is not a person who appeared anywhere in either the Old or the New Testament.
Unless they Lucasfilmed him in there.
In Latin, "Jesus" is spelled with a capital "I," so whoever inscribed the medal probably mistook it for a lowercase "L" and thought they were correcting a typo by capitalizing it, although that's generally the kind of thing you're supposed to double-check before carving a word into metal. Over 6,000 silver, bronze, and gold medals had to be recalled, presumably alongside stacks of recently printed Bibles that had erroneously listed Jesus' father as "Tod."
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