and yanked him towards her.
This happened on New Year's Eve in Saint Peter's Square
when he was walking through and greeting pilgrims
who were situated beside the barrier.
The unexpected incident caused him to lose patience
and smack the woman's hand right away to be freed from her grip.
And of course, the footage circulated widely after.
Watch the video below.
and said that it shouldn't happened because he's the Pope
and he should never lose his patience, never get angry and all,
while others said that he's only human
and that should serve as lesson for anyone who would do same thing.
The Pope has apologized already, and referring to the incident he said,
"Love makes us patient.
So many times we lose patience, even me,
and I apologize for yesterday's bad example."
But the comments on the video keep pouring in
because people have a lot to say about the whole thing.
Many defend the Pope while many others too defend the woman.
"imagine starting 2020 with a literal slap on the wrist from the pope himself",
"He’s 83....he’s fragile...what did y’all expect for him to hug her
and be like “thank you for pulling me like that” and walk away",
"Wow, that woman was STRONG!! She really pulled him.
She was being disrespectful and inconsiderate.
He was caught off guard and rightfully very upset."
"He was visibly hurt when she yanked him.
Just look at how his face and body reacted when she pulled him forcefully,
he was visibly hurt! Oh, my!"
If you try to watch the video again, you'll notice that the woman
made the sign of the cross before grabbing the Pope's hand.
I feel she was hoping for a blessing that she did what she had to do
even when out of line; she was behind the railing.
I really feel for the woman, and if she believed the Pope
could give her strength, or bless her
or that she could share in his Holiness by touching him,
then I believe that too.
And I also believe that the Pope should never lose patience no matter what
to set himself as the greatest example of all humans.
That he should practice and always remember to be nice and kind at all times
even in the toughest and most unforgiving of situations.
This is not the first time Pope Francis lost his cool.
In February 2016, somebody yanked his arm
causing him to fall on a child in a wheelchair.
Watch it below.