It's a good thing Jesus is known for his forgiveness.
The Vatican recalled a series of commemorative medals after it was discovered that Jesus's name had been misspelled as "Lesus."
The levil, 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.
Photo of Vatican medal with "Lesus" instead of "Jesus" pic.twitter.com/qrtxFd2mDZ— Catholic News Svc (@CatholicNewsSvc) October 10, 2013
According to CBS News, about 6,200 of the medals, which commemorate the beginning of Francis's papacy, were produced.
Via CBS News:
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 antque 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.
Apparently Vatican withdrawing #PopeFrancis medal cuz has "Lesus" instead of "Jesus." The 4 already sold will be collector's items.— Catholic News Svc (@CatholicNewsSvc) October 10, 2013
If it's any consolation to the person or persons who committed the sin of typo, this isn't the first high-profile case of a misspelled name.
For years, folks who believe Elvis Presley to be secretly alive have pointed to the apparently misspelled middle name on the King's gravestone. The marker reads, "Elvis Aaron Presley," though Elvis was born Elvis Aron Presley.
Elvis's official site explains that Elvis had intended to change his middle name to "Aaron" before his death. When he went about doing it, he found that his birth certificate already listed him as "Elvis Aaron Presley," which was technically a typo.
Hungry for more mistakes? Mental Floss lists other memorable typos, including the one found on the original tomb of James K. Polk. It referred to him as our country's 10th president. The problem was he was our 11th.