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Pope Francis slaps woman; apologizes later for "losing his patience"

By Gagandeep Sokhey . 2nd January 2020 07:19pm
Pope Francis slaps woman; apologizes later for


During a walk in St. Peters Square, Pope Francis unexpectedly came across a woman, whom he slapped on her arm with anger, but later apologized.

On December 31, 2019, Pope Francis, the 83-year-old head of the Catholic Church was busy walking along in the St. Peters Square but unexpectedly he came across a woman who held him to shake hands with him but Pope Francis managed to break free by slapping on her hand twice. 

*Source: The Telegraph, Youtube

The Pope already greeted the children and was turning away when the woman cried out at him, grabbed him which almost caused him to fall. Later he continued to walk at a distance from the visitors and relaxed by meeting more children.

This video got spread across the social media platforms which triggered different reactions pointing at the head of the Catholic Church





However, Pope Francis on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, has apologized for his act of slapping a woman who grabbed him and confessed, 

"We lose patience many times,"
"It happens to me too. I apologize for the bad example given yesterday",



he said this before celebrating the Mass at the Vatican City.

Later, the head of the Catholic Church declared, 
"every form of violence against women is a blasphemy against God, who was born of a woman"

The Pope is known to enjoy greeting the public and also has a reputation for keeping his determined temperament.