He is just human, after all. Listen to this clip (embedded) of Pope Francis from Sunday, when he was giving a Vatican public blessing and accidentally dropped the f-bomb. The video went viral after being posted to YouTube.
Speaking from a window -- in Italian -- in St. Peter's Square, the pope made a honest mistake. He accidentally used the Italian word "cazzo," which can be translated to "f**k" or sometimes "s**t," instead of the Italian word "caso," which means "case." He quickly corrected himself. He first said:
If each one of us does not amass riches only for oneself, but half for the service of others, in this f--k.
He corrected himself, and then continued:
In this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity.
Most were rather forgiving of the pope, with one person commenting
He wanted to say, "in this case" -- it's a simple mistake made by a foreigner reading Italian, nothing more.
Many, though, were not as forgiving of the public in general. As cccEngineer15 commented at the YouTube video's page:
The pope says a curse accidentally and the world falls into a hole.
Ukraine is falling apart, and this is a top story. Good priorities world.
Watch the gaffe, above.