Pope Accidentally Says ‘F***’ During Blessing

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Pope Francis prays in Saint Peter square at the Vatican. (Getty Images)

Pope Francis prays in Saint Peter square at the Vatican. (Getty Images)

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VATICAN CITY (CBSDC/AP) – The pope better watch his mouth.

While offering his weekly public blessing, Pope Francis accidentally uttered a curse word.

The Local is reporting that, while speaking about charity, the pope turned the Italian word for “case” into the Italian translation for the f-word.

He told the assembled crowd: “If each one of us does not amass riches only for oneself, but half for the service of others, in this f*** … in this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity.”

Despite the accidental use of strong language, many defended the Pope in the comments section of the video of the prayer.

One reply said that he was a “great Pope” who made a very human mistake.

Pope Francis recently made headlines after he gave permission for a married priest to be ordained by the Catholic Church.

Wissam Akiki was welcomed by hundreds of supporters during a ceremony Thursday night at St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral in St. Louis.

He called it a “historic day” and said he had been given two great blessings: marriage to his wife of 10 years, Manal, and “the dream to serve the Lord thanks and church as a priest.”

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