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Church Accidentally Prints Lyrics to ‘Hail Mary’ by Tupac Instead of Christian Prayer

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Though Ravindu Thimantha Gamage’s tweet is a year-old, the story of a Sri Lanka church using the wrong translation as the common Christian prayer is making the rounds once again. Gamage’s tweet has received over 19K shares and features a photo of the program from the Joy to the World Festival. Inside of the book were lyrics from the late rapper Tupac’s version of “Hail Mary” instead of an English translation of the prayer.

While Tupac’s song deals with the topic of faith, it also has numerous lyrics with rough language that would have many clutching their pearls. Needless to say, for English speakers, it raised eyebrows!

“The page was in the middle of the booklet. When people looked at this page, they saw it before the start of the show. Two people saw it and alerted us to it,” Father Da Silva told CNN after the event, according to CW 33. He said that the person who printed the booklet mistakenly chose the wrong translation from the internet, and once he realized what happened, officials took the booklets up.