Just when you think a Catholic Christmas service couldn’t get any better, you find out 2Pac is on the list of Hymns and prayers.
A mix up at a Catholic Festival in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo left thousands of people reading the words to Tupac Shakur’s “Hail Mary” instead of a 15th Century Catholic prayer of the same name. The Independent reports that the mix-up occurred earlier this month at the Joy to the World Festival at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre during “one of Sri Lanka’s largest Christmas celebrations.”
Tupac’s track, which deviates from the piety of its namesake, is significantly longer than the original prayer. Here is what they had intended to print:
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.
— Ravindu Thimantha Gamage (@IamRavindu) December 25, 2016