British TV host apologizes for mistaking Catholic Ash Wednesday cross on U.S. Vice President's forehead for a bruise
She made her comment during a discussion with Sky News' US correspondent Greg Milam during a televised address from Mr Biden on the state of the US economy.
"What's happened to his head?" Burley asked. "I'm sure that's what everyone's asking at home...it looks like he's walked into a door!"
Her co-host speculated that he may have fallen on the ice at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Several minutes later, after being informed of the traditional symbol of repentance, Burley issued an on-air apology for the gaffe.
"I know that I am a very bad Catholic," she said.
"I know I should know that today is Ash Wednesday and that's why he's got ash across his forehead."
"I've said three Hail Marys — everything is going to be fine."
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