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Reading the news is a skill and an art that requires a lot of practice and concentration, but every human being can make mistakes. However, these errors turn into a disaster if recorded on a live TV broadcast.

ITV News presenter Kylie Pentelow presented a segment on Pope Francis’ Christmas Day speech. What started out as a regular news show quickly turned into an uncomfortable segment.

Pentelow started the segment by telling viewers about the Pope’s festive address which was mostly focused on prayers for the victims of the pandemic. However, after panning the pope’s address to the anchor’s face, she suddenly declared that the pope’s death was announced.

Upon realizing her mistake, she quickly apologized and changed the segment.

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“The pope’s celebratory address focused on his prayers for the pandemic to end. He said vaccines should be made available to those who need them most,” Pentelow reported on Saturday evening, before speaking. add: “His death has been announced…uh, excuse me.”

As soon as she made the mistake, viewers could observe a change in expression in the anchor’s face.

While some ridiculed her for the mistake, others supported the anchor and said “we all make mistakes.”

“Somebody buy this STAT newsreader a drink. We all make mistakes,” BBC broadcaster Scott Bryan tweeted in support of Pentelow.


“When I worked at ITN News, we had to practice to announce the death of the queen,” explained on Twitter another presenter by the name of Jenni Regan. “We had all the correct obituaries ready, but all names have been changed to Ms Brown to avoid mistakes like this.”


During his Christmas address to the world from St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about the victims of the pandemic, urged to vaccinate poor countries and also spoke about the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Syria. Iraq and tensions in Ukraine and Ethiopia, and ‘ unprecedented crisis’ in Lebanon.

“We have become so used to them (conflicts) that immense tragedies are now glossed over; we may not hear the cry of pain and distress of so many of our brothers and sisters,” he said. declared. “Son of God, comfort the victims of violence against women, which has increased in this time of pandemic. Offer hope to young children and adolescents who are victims of bullying and abuse.”