Video below shows the moment angry Pope Francis repeatedly slapped a woman’s hand after she grabbed him and pulled him towards her as he greeted the public.
The incident happened in St. Peter’s Square on New Year’s Eve – Tuesday December 31, 2019.
The woman is seen on video praying to shake the hands of Pope as he was greeting the public. As the Pope got near her and was about to turn away from the crowd, she quickly reached out for the pope’s hand, grabbing it and yanking him toward her. After attempting to pull his hand away from the woman’s grip, Pope Francis slapped her hand away twice before the woman let go.
The angry Pope then walked away and looked in the other direction.
Watch the video below
Pope reportedly apologized the following day after the video went viral