- Category: World News
- Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
- CTV News
The head of the Catholic Church may be adored by hundreds of millions but even he gets angry sometimes.
Pope Francis scolded some of his faithful for being too eager to greet him during a stop Tuesday in the Mexican city of Morella.
On camera, the pope can be seen being pulled into the crowd as he greets a child in a wheelchair.
As security guards attempt to intervene, the pope is heard saying in Spanish, “Don’t be selfish” to someone in the crowd.
A desire to physically engage the public has been a notable part of Pope Francis’ tenure but his accessibility has raised security concerns in the past.
The day after his election, Francis chose to ditch the Vatican’s armoured limousine to ride in an ordinary car as he went to pick up his things at a downtown hotel.
On inauguration day, Francis stood in an open vehicle greeting the crowd at St. Peter’s Square. At one point, he jumped out of the vehicle to bless and kiss a disabled man.
With files from The Associated Press