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Click to read the as ever informative U.K. ‘The Telegraph’ article. My second favorite newspaper.
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This was not a typo!
The Vatican City State ‘Philatelic and Numismatic Office‘, one of the oldest mints in the world, does NOT make typos.
This was intentional. This was a DIG at the pope who is not popular among those that work in the Vatican given his crusade to reform the Vatican; i.e., interfere with the relatively cushy life that those that work for the Vatican have got used to.
The pope is all powerful within the Vatican.
There is no avenue or possibility for open dissent. It is not Washington D.C.
So Vatican workers have to be subtle and creative when they want to embarrass the pope. They can’t take a vote to shutdown the Vatican.
So, do NOT be fooled. This was not an error.
This was a bunch of SENIOR Vatican workers plotting, quite cleverly, to make sure that this pope, so popular with the media and the rank-and-file (though not bona fide conservative Catholics) has egg on face.