Pope Francis wrote Sunday on his official Twitter account, “Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.”
The Pope was was giving thanks to five new saints that were canonized on Sunday morning, sending out the celebratory message to his 18.1 million followers on the platform, where he goes by the handle “Pontifex.”
But on Twitter, a New Orleans logo emoji showed up next to “Saints” — as in the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints...
Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 13, 2019
You’ll be shocked to hear that Twitter went wild with the rogue emoji.
Putting all my money on the Saints today.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 13, 2019
Was the tweet merely a holy blunder, or is it possible that Pope Francis is actually an avid NFL fan?
And we must ask the Lord to forgive the #Saints for their trespasses, which cost them 10 yards on a key third and long.— Vic Vela (@VicVela1) October 13, 2019