Geaux Francis.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 14, 2019
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It's a good day to be a New Orleans Saints fan. And that's not just because they beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6 yesterday. 

Per the L.A. Times, on Sunday, Pope Francis tweeted his gratitude for five new saints who were canonized yesterday, with a hashtag mark before "saints" accidentally invoking the hashtag for the NFL team. "Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints," tweeted Pope Francis. "They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession."

Twitter users had a ball with the Pope's inadvertent backing for the game-playing Saints, with responses ranging from "The Hail Mary doesn't generally work in football, so I don't see why advice from the Pope would" to "geaux God." So far, the Pope's tweet has 99,200 likes and counting.

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