A video of an apparently furious Pope Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer on New Year Eve as emerged on the social media.
YaahooJournalist reports that Pope Francis slapped a pilgrim’s hand after she yanks his arm in St Peter’s Square on New Year’s Eve.
Pope Francis had greeted children before the Nativity scene on Saint Peter’s plaza and was turning away when the female worshipper cried out something, grabbed his hand and almost caused him to fall.
Apparently displeased with the development, the 83-year-old Pope, who is the head of the Catholic church, grimaced before managing to break free by slapping the woman’s hand twice.
Pope Francis then continued his tour, walking with some difficulty while maintaining a slightly greater distance from visitors, and gradually relaxed again as he came into contact with other children.
Watch the video below…
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