Vatican Web site gets Pope Francis’ name wrong, twice

Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Bergoglio, is off to an inauspicious start, as a Web site run by the Vatican got the new pope’s name wrong, twice. (Actually, four times, since they did it on the home page, and an internal page.)

News.va is a Web site run by the Pontifical Council for  Social Communications, a department of the Roman Curia, which, per Wikipedia, “is the administrative apparatus of the Holy See and the central governing body of the entire Catholic Church, together with the Pope.”

Sadly, no one informed the Vatican Web folks that Bergoglio is spelled with two Gs (it’s an Italian name, so it’s odd that they got it wrong), and Francis has an “n.”

Petty? Sure. But the man said that gay marriages were created by the devil himself, so I’m thinking we’ve got a little leeway here for pushback. Enjoy :)

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  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    OMG Sins of emission!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Or his two faces.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    They only ride brooms in the Curia, not sweep with them.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    And now that you mention it, the church’s anti-gay beliefs are due to a type of typographical error – erroneous translation.

  • Bill Savage

    And he’s not Francis I until there’s another Francis. He’s just Francis. Fucktards.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    But the one can always equate a hypothetical error with a theological statement. Comedy is not dead!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Ever hear of ‘Dog’?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Francis has an “n”. But Nicho so many in the Vatican lisp, so maybe it’s a natural mistake.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    And the Vatican porta potty—the poop mobile?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    If he gets the ‘stig’ we’ll know it’s out-of-hand.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Oh, I don’t the ‘fracus’ is only beginning.

  • UncleBucky

    Bergoglio shouldn’t even turn his BACK!

  • UncleBucky

    Outsourcing…

  • nicho

    Sadly, no one informed the Vatican Web folks that Bergoglio is spelled
    with two Gs (it’s an Italian name, so it’s odd that they got it wrong),
    and Francis has an “n.”

    Yeah, but to save money, they outsource the copy editing to India.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I’m not sure I have any idea where you’re going with this. I’m not “equating” anything. I’m suggesting that the man’s a bit of a dick on gay issues some I’m rightfully dicking back, even if it’s somewhat in jest. Take a breath, relax :)

  • nicho

    I can just imagine all these corrupt old right-wing geezers, living like medieval princes, raking in money under the table, enabling pedophiles, bashing gays, demeaning women, and in general controlling the lives of millions of gullible people, appointing someone and begging, “Reform us. Oh, please reform us. Stop us before we make too much more money.” This is a corrupt, entrenched bureaucracy that makes Wall Street look like kindergarten.

  • nicho

    Really??? You equate a typograohical error with a theological statement

    Irony is not dead.

  • nicho

    The last one who planned to take a “harsh broom” was John Paul I. He lasted a month. Noteto Francis: Don’t drink the cocoa.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.swarthy Chuck Swarthy

    “Petty? Sure. But the man said that gay marriages were created by the devil himself, so I’m thinking we’ve got a little leeway here for pushback. Enjoy :)” Really??? You equate a typograohical error with a theological statement? Really?

  • http://heimaey.us/ jim morrissey

    Maybe they left Latin autocorrect on?

  • HeartlandLiberal

    You will be able to judge the success or failure of this new pope when he appoints his chief of staff. If it is someone ready to take a harsh broom to the Curia, and throw at least half the corrupt bastards out, then the Church has a hope for the future. If not, the current trend to further depths of corruption and failure by the Church will continue, and it will deservedly go into the dustbin of history.

  • FLL

    I think you’re onto the fact that Bergoglio has had many aliases during his life. That would come in handy when drifting from country to country on various church “assignments.” Did those assignments depend on which Latin American countries would be most likely to accept former Nazis? Which Latin American countries had the best climate? Which Latin American countries had the lowest age of consent for boys? “Inquiring minds want to know.”

  • guest1

    I call him, the poop

  • SkippyFlipjack

    According to TPM he’s also just “Francis”, not “Francis I”; the Vatican noted that he’ll be Francis I someday when there’s a Francis II.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    LOL

  • Naja pallida

    That’s what happens when you hire the nephew of the boss to do your web development to try and save a buck.

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