Pope mistakenly tweets support for US ‘Saints’ football team

epa07304588 New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith (R) catches a pass in front of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib (L) during the second half of the NFC Championship game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 20 January 2019. The winner go on to face either the New England Patriots or the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIII on 03 February. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE

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The Vatican employees who manage Pope Francis’ official Twitter account in English on Sunday by mistake tweeted the Pope’s support for American football team the New Orleans Saints.when tweeting about five new saints he canonised in St Peter’s Square.

The hashtag #Saints used by the Vatican on the pope’s English account, however, had the Fleur-de-lis after it, which is the one used by an American football team, the New Orleans Saints.

The tweet went viral as thousands of US football fans reacted, with many New Orleans Saints fans jokingly giving thanks for the perceived blessing.

For the record, the Saints, those from New Orleans, beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6 on Sunday.


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