Pope accidentally says ‘f***’ in papal address

The Argentinian pontiff, who is the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, mistakenly used the word Italian word “cazzo” – which means “f***,” instead of the word “caso,” meaning example. (Youtube grab)

Pope Francis mistakenly used the word ‘f***’ during a recent weekly Vatican address.

The Argentinian pontiff, who is the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, mistakenly used the word Italian word “cazzo” – which means “f***,” instead of the word “caso,” meaning example.

The unfortunate slip of the tongue during a part of his message on earthly posessions.

“A heart full of longing for possession is a heart empty of God,” said Pope Francis. “For this, Jesus many times chastised the rich because the risk for them to seek security in the wealth of this world is high.”

“In this f***, in this case, the providence of God is made visible as gesture of solidarity.”

‘Man of the people’

The mistake generated hundreds of comments from internet users, some of whom claimed that it made him seem even more like a “man of the people.”

A Vatican spokesman said they had no comment to make on the slip up, according to the Daily Mirror.

Since being appointed pope after the surprise resignation of his predecessor, Benedict, Francis impact on the papacy has been felt – leading to him being named as Time magazine’s Person of Year in 2013.
 

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