A video has surfaced online of Pope Francis refuses to let faithful kiss his papal ring.
Pope Francis really doesn't want anyone kissing his ring.
This from today, after Mass ... pic.twitter.com/CZUO8ppNfo
— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) March 25, 2019
People have been reacting to the video online;
I’d be CRUSHED if the Holy Father ripped his hands away like that.
Papa Benedict smiled and made eye contact with me when I was a University student is Rome. It was so special and I treasure that memory.
Th memory of this will cause heartache for those Catholics forever.
— Katherine Letellier (@KatLetellier) March 25, 2019
Instead of being rude, he should have just told the audience from the beginning to not kiss his Petrine ring. Very rude
— Asklepios333 (@Asklepios333) March 25, 2019
Pope Francis flinching to stop people from kissing his ring is like some kind of comedy skit. pic.twitter.com/PmzuU9Hdom
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 26, 2019
I honestly don't understand all the outraged comments here. The irony. So many people directing disrespect at the Pope because of a tradition (that this Pope clearly doesn't want, for whatever reason) that is meant to denote - wait for it - respect for the Pope...
— CJ (@verumcj) March 25, 2019