Pope Francis mistakenly tweets supports for New Orleans Saints

KFH Staff
October 14, 2019 - 7:11 am

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(ROME) -- Pope Francis set the world of football abuzz Sunday by unexpectedly throwing his weight behind the New Orleans Saints.

"They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession," he added.

"Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints," he posted, using the team's hashtag by mistake.

Twitter followers quipped the pope meant to say he invoked the Saints' "interception."

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But even if intended for different types of saints, New Orleans players and supporters took it as a good omen. And indeed, despite playing without star quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints had little trouble beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6.

Twitter followers quipped the pope meant to say he invoked the Saints' "interception."

But even if intended for different types of saints, New Orleans players and supporters took it as a good omen. And indeed, despite playing without star quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints had little trouble beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6.

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