On Sunday, the New Orleans Saints got an accidental Twitter blessing from the head of the Catholic Church.
"Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints," the tweet reads. "They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession."
Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 13, 2019
Pope Francis made the tweet Sunday, October 13 following mass in Vatican City where five new saints were canonized.
The Pope included the hashtag "Saints" which tagged the team and added its signature fleur de lis logo.
Twitter users following the hashtag and team before Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars quickly took the tweet as a sign.
It’s destiny. Who Dat!! pic.twitter.com/eVIrhJrwgn— Dylan ⚜️ (@dylanjhebert12) October 13, 2019
Who Dat, father— DG (@hacksawDG2) October 13, 2019
CONFIRMED team of Destiny? @BarstoolBigCat @PFTCommenter— Ville Terenius (@ThatTerenius) October 13, 2019
And even if the tagged tweet was unintentional, some are convinced the Pope is a New Orleans Saints fan.
Pope Francis told 18 million followers that he was #WhoDatNation I love it.— Black Homelander (@mrajcustard) October 13, 2019
The Archdiocese of the Who Dat Nation has a seat saved in case you ever want to visit! #Saints pic.twitter.com/5uGcYCvofs— Paul Algu (@PaulAlgu12) October 13, 2019