- On Wednesday, Pope Francis jokingly asked a nun not to bite him after she asked for a kiss
- The nun assured the pope that she would not bite him
- After the pope kissed the nun on her cheek, she was excited and could be seen jumping for joy
A week after slapping a woman's hands because she refused to let go of him when she grabbed him, Pope Francis jokingly asked a nun to promise that she would not bite him when she asked him for a kiss.
When the nun promised that she wouldn't bite him, the pope obliged and kissed her on the cheek, People reports.
The kiss happened as the pope was greeting a crowd of people before his weekly General Audience.
Reuters reports the exchange between the pope and the nun: “Bacio, Papa!” the nun said, which means “A kiss, Pope!”.
“Oh, [but] you bite!” the pope replied and immediately added: “Stay calm! I will give you a kiss, but you stay calm. Don’t bite!”
“Si!” the nun said and the pope kissed her on the cheek. The nun was excited and could be seen in a video jumping for joy.
Last week, a visibly vexed Pope Francis was compelled to slap a woman's hand in a bid to extricate himself from her grip.
Pope Francis, who was joyously greeting children and pilgrims in St Peter's Square as he made his way to the nativity scene at the centre of Vatican City, was upset by the conduct of one woman who grabbed him and refused to let go.
In a short video that went viral on social media, he was heard shouting at her as he struggled to free himself from her grip.
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