Pope Francis Apologizes for Slapping Woman’s Hand Wednesday morning, Pope Francis apologized during his address to a packed St. Peter’s Square. In a video that has since gone viral, the Pope is seen slapping a woman’s hand after she violently grabbed his hand and yanked him while he greeted pilgrims at the Vatican on New Year’s Eve. One Twitter user commented, not what Jesus would have done. During his address on Wednesday the Pope said, so many times we lose patience. Me too. I say excuse me for the bad example. In light of what has happened in places of worship, do you fault the Pope for what he did? Do you accept his apology?

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