Pope Francis roasted after accidentally tagging NFL team in a tweet about new saints

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Pope Francis isn't the sort of person that is routinely mocked on social media but he crossed a line on Sunday when he accidentally tagged an NFL team in a tweet.

The 82-year-old head of the Catholic church had just canonized five new saints on Sunday, those being Cardinal John Henry Newman, Giuseppina Vannini, Mariam Thresia Chiaramel Mankidiyan, Dulce Lopes Pontes and Marquerite Bays.

However, the person who runs the pope's Twitter account for some unknown reason used the #Saints hashtag to commemorate the occasion, writing:

Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.

However, unbeknownst to them, that particular hashtag is now being used by the NFL team the New Orleans Saints with an emoji of their logo appearing next to the hashtag.

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As you can imagine, American football fans found this both amusing and horrifying that the Pope would show such fierce loyalty to one team who are due to play the Jacksonville Jaguars this evening and yes, the jokes are writing themselves.

Pope Francis is yet to respond to the jokes but were sure he has taken it all in good faith.


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