Pope Francis had to give a woman two quick pops to end 2019 after she wouldn’t let his arm go.
The Pontiff was down in Vatican City Tuesday, ready to ring in the new year with a line of adoring fans and worshippers — many of whom he was happily greeting and shaking hands with along his route. It was all going great, up to the point some woman got handsy.
Check it out … it’s a pretty surreal scene, especially seeing how PF handles it. Kinda feisty!
You see Francis going down the line — and as he approaches the grabber, she actually ramps up by doing a crucifix blessing on herself in anticipation of making contact. Sure enough, he ends up shaking her hand, but she clamps on to his arm and yanks him back.
It definitely took the Pope by surprise, and not in a good way either. He slaps her hand a couple time and when his handlers finally step in, she releases him. Looks like his Holiness wasn’t too pleased either … walking away with a stern look on his face ?
Check out the video below.