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 NewsPrije 18 dana

    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.Prije 5 dana

    @Charles Hardaway BS

  3. Tzsahall Thomas

    Tzsahall ThomasPrije dan

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

  4. Parth Vatsa

    Parth VatsaPrije dan

    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 CadientePrije dan

    Davie504: thank you for teaching me how to slap

  6. Milo Cabral

    Milo CabralPrije dan

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

  7. Milo Cabral

    Milo CabralPrije dan

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

  8. Tekknorg

    TekknorgPrije dan

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

  9. Xbone187Ps4!

    Xbone187Ps4!Prije dan

    Take him down for the pedophile religion he represents

  10. dcoog anml

    dcoog anmlPrije dan

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

  11. Suze AC

    Suze ACPrije dan

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

  12. Ruby Gloom

    Ruby GloomPrije dan

    He looks for kids, what a surprise!

  13. Ruby Gloom

    Ruby GloomPrije dan

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

  14. dcoog anml

    dcoog anmlPrije dan

    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 shoePrije dan

    happy 2020 everyone lol

  16. Axel The Sir

    Axel The SirPrije dan

    *THE HOLY SMACK*

  17. omogaju

    omogajuPrije dan

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

  18. omogaju

    omogajuPrije dan

    Did you read my comment???

  19. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsvPrije dan

    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 PiterPrije 2 dana

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

  21. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsvPrije dan

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

  22. Divine Cutz

    Divine CutzPrije 2 dana

    *H O L Y S L A P P*

  23. ANONYMOUS TROLL

    ANONYMOUS TROLLPrije 2 dana

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

  24. vliduu zeeb

    vliduu zeebPrije 2 dana

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

  25. frek Cho

    frek ChoPrije 2 dana

    He wanted a little boy's hand.

  26. vliduu zeeb

    vliduu zeebPrije 2 dana

    Pope showed his true colours

  27. Agustina ledoh

    Agustina ledohPrije 2 dana

    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

    DavidPrije 2 dana

    Chinese manners

  29. annag cocl

    annag coclPrije 2 dana

    react that way.

  30. TAOTAO HOU

    TAOTAO HOUPrije 2 dana

    Pope showed zero elegancy and competency as a religious leader.

  31. annag cocl

    annag coclPrije 2 dana

    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 murePrije 2 dana

    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

    REVOPrije 3 dana

    Soooo whos this guy?

  34. Amon Zielonek

    Amon ZielonekPrije 3 dana

    ...As the mask falls!!!

  35. Rajesh ch

    Rajesh chPrije 3 dana

    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 guytPrije 2 dana

    Screw that Jesuit pos

  37. Rico

    RicoPrije 3 dana

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

  38. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guytPrije 2 dana

    Chinese Chinese tsk tsk tsk!!!

  39. :Þ

    Prije 3 dana

    Some pope...

  40. God

    GodPrije 3 dana

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

  41. MEL PASSION

    MEL PASSIONPrije 3 dana

    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_DomPrije 3 dana

    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 BAYPrije 3 dana

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

  44. FSATAK PC

    FSATAK PCPrije 3 dana

    she lucky there was no thunder cross split attack

  45. Once Teudongi

    Once TeudongiPrije 3 dana

    Pope showed his true colours

  46. Diari's Diary

    Diari's DiaryPrije 3 dana

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

  47. Anna H

    Anna HPrije 3 dana

    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 MysicPrije 3 dana

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

  49. Skye Moon

    Skye MoonPrije 3 dana

    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 alisnrPrije 3 dana

    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 idkPrije 4 dana

    King of the Pedophiles.

  52. diungy alisnr

    diungy alisnrPrije 3 dana

    S L A P P

  53. Francis Portillo

    Francis PortilloPrije 4 dana

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

  54. vhinny

    vhinnyPrije 4 dana

    Chinese Chinese tsk tsk tsk!!!

  55. Roland Palin

    Roland PalinPrije 4 dana

    Screw that Jesuit pos

  56. vliduu zeeb

    vliduu zeebPrije 4 dana

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

  57. nao_

    nao_Prije 4 dana

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

  58. vliduu zeeb

    vliduu zeebPrije 4 dana

    kung sinipa ka,sobrang blessing

  59. Ruthless CutThroat

    Ruthless CutThroatPrije 4 dana

    what in the hell os she saying?

  60. Boats

    BoatsPrije 4 dana

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

  61. animal Tomato

    animal TomatoPrije 5 dana

    I think the Pope doesn't like being pulled

  62. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsvPrije 4 dana

    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 urameshiPrije 5 dana

    It's cuz she's asian racist pope

  64. zuygj bnsv

    zuygj bnsvPrije 4 dana

    ERRADO NÃO TA. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  65. FckGoogle GoogleFck

    FckGoogle GoogleFckPrije 5 dana

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

  66. 420 Marley

    420 MarleyPrije 5 dana

    Nothing new here, the pope just touching kids as usual

  67. bodoy euir

    bodoy euirPrije 5 dana

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

  68. Bolshoi Booze

    Bolshoi BoozePrije 5 dana

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

  69. bodoy euir

    bodoy euirPrije 5 dana

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

  70. Kamel Labiad

    Kamel LabiadPrije 5 dana

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

  71. - Tomahawk -

    - Tomahawk -Prije 4 dana

    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 hOnKPrije 5 dana

    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

    IamALeafPrije 5 dana

    _S L A P P_

  74. nightmarecy

    nightmarecyPrije 5 dana

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

  75. bodoy euir

    bodoy euirPrije 5 dana

    Join the cult!

  76. Fruity Pebbles

    Fruity PebblesPrije 5 dana

    “Love that chicken at popey’s”

  77. Pierre Chang

    Pierre ChangPrije 5 dana

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

  78. IrishPotato86

    IrishPotato86Prije 5 dana

    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

    10011anthonyPrije 5 dana

    sarap siguro masipa ng Dios ko day

  80. 10011anthony

    10011anthonyPrije 5 dana

    kung sinipa ka,sobrang blessing

  81. 10011anthony

    10011anthonyPrije 5 dana

    blessing yan

  82. Popo Baba

    Popo BabaPrije 5 dana

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