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Pope Francis accidentally curses during Sunday sermon
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Pope Francis accidentally curses during Sunday sermon

Pope Francis accidentally curses during Sunday sermon
In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, 19-month-old Daniele De Sanctis, dressed up as a pope, is handed to Pope Francis as he is driven through the crowd during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Francis kissed the child as the new must-have Carnival costume made its debut at the pope's general audience Wednesday. During Carnival in Italy, children often go to school and spend their weekends dressed up in pirate, princess - and now pope - costumes. Carnival, also known as mardi gras, marks the period before the church's solemn Lenten season begins. Daniele's mother, Paola Ciabattini, said she dressed her son as a pope in a demonstration of affection towards Pope Francis. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Pope Francis accidentally curses during Sunday sermon

While Pope Francis has earned the reputation of being down-to-earth, salty language is not normally part of his vocabulary. But while delivering his weekly sermon from the Vatican, the pope suffered a slip-of-the-tongue as he spoke in Italian.

According to The Daily Mail report, the Argentinian native was attempting to use the Italian word “caso” which mean example. Instead, he said “cazzo” which is the F-word in Italian. The pope quickly realized his error, corrected himself and continued without comment. But by then, social media channels were overflowing with comments about the pope’s unfortunate choice of words.

Many of those commenting on social media defended the pope, saying it is common for Spanish-speaking people to mix up those two words in Italian.

The Vatican had no comment on the matter.

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