Saints logo finds its way into tweet from Pope Francis

Clay Curtis
October 14, 2019

Pope Francis canonized five new saints during a festival at the Vatican City on Sunday that was attended by roughly 50,000 people. "They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession".

On Twitter, fans had some fun with the mishap.

Pope Francis, the 82-year-old head of the Catholic Church, made an important announcement on Twitter on Sunday.

All 32 National Football League teams have a designated expression that automatically triggers their logo emoji when used with a hashtag on Twitter.

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Many in Saints Nation rejoiced after the pope inadvertently tweeted his seal of approval for their beloved team.

It seems he didn't realise that hashtagging "Saints" on Twitter would make the National Football League team's logo appear, since Catholic saints have been around for more than 1,000 years.

It may not have been divinely inspired, but the Saints did hang on for a 13-6 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

The Who Dat? crowd was quick to notice though - and seemed pretty down to receive the holy sacrament of papal support. self-deprecating as their jokes might've been.

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