Indignant Pope Francis slaps woman's hand to free himself at New Year's Eve gathering

A visibly annoyed Pope Francis had to pull himself away from a woman in a crowd in St Peter's Square on New Year's Ever after she grabbed his hand and yanked him towards her. Pope Francis was walking through the square and greeting pilgrims. After reaching out to greet a child, the pope turned away from the crowd only for a nearby woman to seize his hand and pull her towards him. The abrupt gesture appeared to cause him pain and Francis slapped swiftly slapped at her hand before pulling his hand free
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  1. Guardian News

    Guardian NewsPirms 18 dienām

    Pope Francis apologises after slapping woman's hand ► www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/01/pope-francis-apologises-after-slapping-womans-hand

  2. Poor Man's Outdoors.

    Poor Man's Outdoors.Pirms 5 dienām

    @Charles Hardaway BS

  3. Tzsahall Thomas

    Tzsahall ThomasPirms dienas

    Bet he wouldn't have stopped there if there was a little boy there!

  4. Parth Vatsa

    Parth VatsaPirms dienas

    I would still support the Pope even if he had punched her in face... don't assault an overworked old man,lady

  5. Travis Cadiente

    Travis CadientePirms dienas

    Davie504: thank you for teaching me how to slap

  6. Milo Cabral

    Milo CabralPirms dienas

    That face of regret the dumb salope wears after grabbing the poor guy is crazy satisfying

  7. Milo Cabral

    Milo CabralPirms dienas

    You can’t blame the guy she grabbed the poor man

  8. Tekknorg

    TekknorgPirms dienas

    2020 and nothing changed: They love to touch little children, but refuse to touch women.

  9. Xbone187Ps4!

    Xbone187Ps4!Pirms dienas

    Take him down for the pedophile religion he represents

  10. dcoog anml

    dcoog anmlPirms dienas

    what did she think of the pope is? a teenager?

  11. Suze AC

    Suze ACPirms dienas

    This comment section has to be the funniest so far! 😂

  12. Ruby Gloom

    Ruby GloomPirms dienas

    He looks for kids, what a surprise!

  13. Ruby Gloom

    Ruby GloomPirms dienas

    I am talking about all those cases of sexual abuse to children that all those popes or religious have made.

  14. dcoog anml

    dcoog anmlPirms dienas

    If a man grabbed a woman's hand like that and she slapped him she would have became the face of pseudo feminism.

  15. a rubber shoe

    a rubber shoePirms dienas

    happy 2020 everyone lol

  16. Axel The Sir

    Axel The SirPirms dienas

    *THE HOLY SMACK*

  17. omogaju

    omogajuPirms dienas

    That was so rude, why would she do that???

  18. omogaju

    omogajuPirms dienas

    Did you read my comment???

  19. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsvPirms dienas

    He’s old, what did you expect? For him to be a standing tower? The Pope acted on how his reflexes signaled.

  20. Piter Piter

    Piter PiterPirms 2 dienām

    Scorpion - come here. 2 hit combo. Rayden wins. Flawless victory. Fatality 😂😂

  21. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsvPirms dienas

    OF SLAPPING HER HANDS !!!! WHAT A REAL JERKS HE WAS !!!!!! NO !!!!! DONT RESPECT HIM ANYMORE REAL GRUMPY OLD MAN !!!!!!

  22. Divine Cutz

    Divine CutzPirms 2 dienām

    *H O L Y S L A P P*

  23. ANONYMOUS TROLL

    ANONYMOUS TROLLPirms 2 dienām

    This isn't what I expected too find when I looked up lady Yanks off the pope

  24. vliduu zeeb

    vliduu zeebPirms 2 dienām

    Why destroy their faith? Why destroy the Chinese? [Look for] the Chinese [feelings]. [Talk] to me!

  25. frek Cho

    frek ChoPirms 2 dienām

    He wanted a little boy's hand.

  26. vliduu zeeb

    vliduu zeebPirms 2 dienām

    Pope showed his true colours

  27. Agustina ledoh

    Agustina ledohPirms 2 dienām

    People was whrong...why pulling pope hands..if pope fell down who going to carry him up? He is the old man... peoples. Pls understand. Dont make pope get angry

  28. David

    DavidPirms 2 dienām

    Chinese manners

  29. annag cocl

    annag coclPirms 2 dienām

    react that way.

  30. TAOTAO HOU

    TAOTAO HOUPirms 2 dienām

    Pope showed zero elegancy and competency as a religious leader.

  31. annag cocl

    annag coclPirms 2 dienām

    Women need to be held accountable, what she did what not okay at all. At the same time, knowing how the Pope is, he was just caught off guard and clearly did not mean to

  32. maryam mure

    maryam murePirms 2 dienām

    Look but don't touch. How dare she do that. She could have hurt him badly. He's old. Poor man. She deserves a slap on the wrist. That was dangerous and disrespectful.

  33. REVO

    REVOPirms 2 dienām

    Soooo whos this guy?

  34. Amon Zielonek

    Amon ZielonekPirms 3 dienām

    ...As the mask falls!!!

  35. Rajesh ch

    Rajesh chPirms 3 dienām

    If a man grabbed a woman's hand like that and she slapped him she would have became the face of pseudo feminism.

  36. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guytPirms 2 dienām

    Screw that Jesuit pos

  37. Rico

    RicoPirms 3 dienām

    what did she think of the pope is? a teenager?

  38. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guytPirms 2 dienām

    Chinese Chinese tsk tsk tsk!!!

  39. :Þ

    Pirms 3 dienām

    Some pope...

  40. God

    GodPirms 3 dienām

    He shoulnt pull Pope Francis... If i was pope i will punch the girl in the nose.

  41. MEL PASSION

    MEL PASSIONPirms 3 dienām

    OMG !!!! IS THIS THE MAN WHO SUPPOSED TO PRACTICE MERCY AND COMPASSION? ??? This lady simply want to say something ....THE POPE SHOULD LISTEN INSTEAD OF SLAPPING HER HANDS !!!! WHAT A REAL JERKS HE WAS !!!!!! NO !!!!! DONT RESPECT HIM ANYMORE REAL GRUMPY OLD MAN !!!!!!

  42. Machina_Dom

    Machina_DomPirms 3 dienām

    He’s old, what did you expect? For him to be a standing tower? The Pope acted on how his reflexes signaled.

  43. OLD BAY

    OLD BAYPirms 3 dienām

    She wanted the big AMEN and a communion wafer.....

  44. FSATAK PC

    FSATAK PCPirms 3 dienām

    she lucky there was no thunder cross split attack

  45. Once Teudongi

    Once TeudongiPirms 3 dienām

    Pope showed his true colours

  46. Diari's Diary

    Diari's DiaryPirms 3 dienām

    Why destroy their faith? Why destroy the Chinese? [Look for] the Chinese [feelings]. [Talk] to me!

  47. Anna H

    Anna HPirms 3 dienām

    Pope St. John Paul II never lost his temper like that... He got nearly knocked down many times by the crowd and he always remained calm and collected. Well, no wonder he's a saint...

  48. Joe Mysic

    Joe MysicPirms 3 dienām

    this was... cute? lmao i cant stop laughing at the way she dragged him and his reprimending facial features 😂😂😂😂

  49. Skye Moon

    Skye MoonPirms 3 dienām

    Women need to be held accountable, what she did what not okay at all. At the same time, knowing how the Pope is, he was just caught off guard and clearly did not mean to react that way.

  50. diungy alisnr

    diungy alisnrPirms 3 dienām

    let this be the first step to understand that no one or nothing is either holy or divine.

  51. Angry Mob of Midgets idk

    Angry Mob of Midgets idkPirms 4 dienām

    King of the Pedophiles.

  52. diungy alisnr

    diungy alisnrPirms 3 dienām

    S L A P P

  53. Francis Portillo

    Francis PortilloPirms 4 dienām

    Many people bashing the woman without knowing why she do that? Maybe she really needed prayers.

  54. vhinny

    vhinnyPirms 4 dienām

    Chinese Chinese tsk tsk tsk!!!

  55. Roland Palin

    Roland PalinPirms 4 dienām

    Screw that Jesuit pos

  56. vliduu zeeb

    vliduu zeebPirms 4 dienām

    Dude imagine if he fell? He’s an older man like my goodness

  57. nao_

    nao_Pirms 4 dienām

    anyone knows what she said? 0:24 my face when a taxi refuses to give me a ride.

  58. vliduu zeeb

    vliduu zeebPirms 4 dienām

    kung sinipa ka,sobrang blessing

  59. Ruthless CutThroat

    Ruthless CutThroatPirms 4 dienām

    what in the hell os she saying?

  60. Boats

    BoatsPirms 4 dienām

    Notice when they hand him a young child his eyes light up, just saying.

  61. animal Tomato

    animal TomatoPirms 5 dienām

    I think the Pope doesn't like being pulled

  62. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsvPirms 4 dienām

    He owes no apology! The woman grabbed his hand, tugged him hard towards her, and wouldn't let go. He needed to drop kick her.

  63. yusuke urameshi

    yusuke urameshiPirms 5 dienām

    It's cuz she's asian racist pope

  64. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsvPirms 4 dienām

    ERRADO NÃO TA. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  65. FckGoogle GoogleFck

    FckGoogle GoogleFckPirms 5 dienām

    He better get used to that cultural behavior/demeanor -- they will tear him to shreds, eh?

  66. 420 Marley

    420 MarleyPirms 5 dienām

    Nothing new here, the pope just touching kids as usual

  67. bodoy euir

    bodoy euirPirms 5 dienām

    Asian woman even American born take a lesson dont just grab people. Your whole female culture is so grabby

  68. Bolshoi Booze

    Bolshoi BoozePirms 5 dienām

    *"Hippity hoppity, your hand is my property."* yikes.

  69. bodoy euir

    bodoy euirPirms 5 dienām

    She is going to hell not his fault cuz he was being harassed

  70. Kamel Labiad

    Kamel LabiadPirms 5 dienām

    This is the pope who promote peace and tolerance but he could not tolerate a Passionate overreacting fan 😂

  71. - Tomahawk -

    - Tomahawk -Pirms 4 dienām

    So what is he supposed to let people grab him and do as they please? Wake up ya Gronk.

  72. ClOwN HonK hOnK

    ClOwN HonK hOnKPirms 5 dienām

    Lmao why is he the pope if he can't confront things like this? I agree that what the women did was bad but after all the pope shouldn't have reacted like this and i know that people will say "he is just and old man" well yeah but he a public figure and public figures have to deal with this maturely (and most bc of his age)

  73. IamALeaf

    IamALeafPirms 5 dienām

    _S L A P P_

  74. nightmarecy

    nightmarecyPirms 5 dienām

    let this be the first step to understand that no one or nothing is either holy or divine.

  75. bodoy euir

    bodoy euirPirms 5 dienām

    Join the cult!

  76. Fruity Pebbles

    Fruity PebblesPirms 5 dienām

    “Love that chicken at popey’s”

  77. Pierre Chang

    Pierre ChangPirms 5 dienām

    Turn the other cheek, you fool!.... the pope should read matthew 5:39.... what a disgrace!

  78. IrishPotato86

    IrishPotato86Pirms 5 dienām

    He should be arrested for assault. You can't just hit someone because they want to hold your hand. Did anyone else see the hateful look on his face?! He hates asian people!

  79. 10011anthony

    10011anthonyPirms 5 dienām

    sarap siguro masipa ng Dios ko day

  80. 10011anthony

    10011anthonyPirms 5 dienām

    kung sinipa ka,sobrang blessing

  81. 10011anthony

    10011anthonyPirms 5 dienām

    blessing yan

  82. Popo Baba

    Popo BabaPirms 5 dienām

    This sort of reminds me of the time some guy in a crowd tried to kiss Will Smith, who slapped him in return.