The Vatican has bought back over 6000 medallions commemorating Pope Francis’s inauguration. The reason behind this emergency action was the parapraxis regarding the Messiah’s name. Instead of Jesus, it was written as “lesus” on the coins. Jesus name was misspelled. The typo error was caught after several people had already purchased and displayed to the rest of the world the changed name on the gold, silver and bronze coins.
The Vatican issues several thousand coins every year with the Pope’s picture on them. This year the process however went wrong. Many people who have already bought the coins with the big spelling mistake on them will make quite a lot of money by selling the coins as oddities in the market.
The phrase on the coin that by its blatant mistake outraged many was in Latin. It could be translated as: “Jesus therefore sees the tax collector, and since he sees by having mercy and by choosing, he says to him, ‘follow me’”. The misspelling of Jesus Christ’s name with a “l” in place of the “J” provoked many to comment on the Net in a way that could be said to be ironic.
One even spelt another word differently to show the obvious ramifications of such terrifying errors. There have been cases where even the best efforts have been beset by issues that plagued them forever all because of a small mistake that occurred somewhere in the making of the product.