Pope Francis gingerly agrees to a nun’s request for a kiss on the cheek after a video of him swatting away the hand of a pilgrim who grabbed him recently went viral and sparked a papal apology.https://t.co/hWPTuq7ro9 pic.twitter.com/iKYvDWjFij— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 8, 2020
Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis warned a nun not to bite him Wednesday in a joking reference to his run-in with an overly zealous pilgrim last week which saw him slap the woman’s hand.
“I’ll give you a kiss, but you must stay calm. Don’t bite!” he told the enthusiastic nun, who had been shouting “Long live the pope!” as Francis greeted pilgrims before his weekly general audience.
The 83-year old Argentinian then bent to kiss her on the cheek, sparking cheers from fellow worshippers in the crowd.