The Vatican has clarified why the pope are hand pulled when people ring wanted to kiss. According to a spokesman of the Holy see was “just a matter of hygiene”.
Video of the event is to see how people in the Italian Loreto to turns for pope Francis to kneel and try his ring to kiss.
The 82-year-old religious potentate is clearly not amused, and pulls repeatedly his hand away. That led to hilarity, but also to criticism. The images were earlier this week frequently shared. Critics accused the pope the not so closely with a church tradition.
Francis has, according to his spokesperson the best for the believers. He just wanted to avoid that, he bacteria would spread, because people in quick succession, before him knelt. The pope would be to allow small groups of people are hand, or ring pillow.
Pope pulls hand away from believers who ring like cushion