Vatican misspells Jesus' name

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The Vatican has recalled a series of commemorative medals after it was discovered that Jesus' name had been misspelled as 'Lesus.'

The devil, it seems, is in the details. The error, which was tweeted by the Catholic News Service, can be spotted in the upper right side of the coin.

According to CBS News, about 6,200 of the medals, which commemorate the beginning of Francis' papacy, were produced.

CBS reports: 'The medal features a portrait of Francis on one side, and on the other, a Latin phrase that the future Pontiff says inspired him as a teenager to pursue the priesthood: 'Vidit ergo Jesus publicanum et quia miserando atque eligendo vidit, ait illi sequere me.' (Translation: Jesus, therefore, saw the publican, and because he saw by having mercy and by choosing, he said to him, "Follow me".)'

The Catholic News Service reported that four of the medals were sold before they could be recalled, speculating on the collector's value of the items.

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