Oratio quadragesimalis diversas formas sumere potest, sed quod vere ante oculos Domini valet, illud est ut illa in nobis fodat, ad duritiam cordis nostri scarificandam perveniens ut id ad Ipsum convertat.
— Papa Franciscus (@Pontifex_ln) March 9, 2020
“HA HA! Typo!”, you might be saying. “Don’t they know it’s sacrificandam not scarificandam?”
Nope. There is actually a Latin verb scarifico, meaning, “to scratch open, scarify”. To “scarify” in English means to cut and scratch off debris, as in a medical procedure.
Now about that fodat…. Oooops. You mean fodiat, right? Fodio… doh!
Really, it’s a bit of a clunky mess (“illud est ut illa“? Who talks like that?), but you get the drift.