Pope Francis has apologized for smacking an Asian woman’s hand during a meet and greet at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Tuesday.
The pope greeted several people as he made his way to the Nativity when a woman suddenly extended her arm over a barricade and grabbed the supreme pontiff’s hand and yanked him towards her, according to CNN.
Pope Francis received a coat designed with an anime-style figure of himself as a gift on his Japan trip on Monday.
The 82-year-old religious leader accepted the gift in Tokyo’s St. Mary’s Cathedral, where he spoke before a notably young crowd of Catholic followers.
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