Pope Francis has apologized for slapping a well-wisher’s hand in St. Peter’s Square Tuesday.
In remarks Wednesday, Francis said “so many times we lose patience. Me, too.” He then added “I say ‘excuse me’ for the bad example” he gave in the incident Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.
A visibly annoyed Pope Francis slapped a woman’s hand Tuesday when she pulled his arm and yanked him toward her as the pontiff greeted pilgrims at St. Peter’s Square.
Video from the event captured the moment when a woman reached out, grabbed the pope’s hand and forcefully pulled him toward her, CNN reported.
Francis immediately recoiled away from the woman and slaps her hand twice while scolding her, NBC News reported.
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