Pope Francis’ weekly Sunday blessing took those in attendance a bit off guard as he mispronounced a word in Italian, which was mistaken for a profanity.
According to the LA Times, the 77-year-old Pope intended to say ‘caso’ in Italian, while he was saying, ‘In this case,’ but instead said the Italian equivalent of the F-bomb.
In the video, which has been posted by many on YouTube, Pope Francis quickly corrects himself and goes on with his sermon.
The LA Times also reported that the mistake is a common one made among those who are not natives to the Italian language, and according to The DailyMail, people are defending the Pope saying it is a mistake commonly made by Spanish people.
The DailyMail also reported that some that were defending Pope Francis on the Internet simply said he is a ‘man of the people.’
Pope Francis was delivering the speech from his apartment window at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, and was urging for peace in the crisis taking place in Ukraine.