Pope Francis shows rare anger sign after fan causes him to fall


Pope Francis was greeting fans when a member of the crowd pulled his robe and ...
Pope Francis was greeting fans when a member of the crowd pulled his robe and caused him to crash down into a man on a wheelchair PHOTO/COURTESY

Pope Francis showed a rare sign of anger during his trip to Mexico after an excited crowd tugged his arms and caused him to topple over, reports Dailymail.

The Pontiff was at a stadium in the western city of Morella on Tuesday, February 16th greeting fans when a member of the crowd pulled his robe and caused him to crash down into a man on a wheelchair.

The head of the Catholic Church recovered and kissed the man on the head.

He nonetheless did not hide his irritation when he yelled: “Don’t be selfish, don’t be selfish.”

Francis took a couple of steps back as appeals came over the public address system asking the crowd not to clump together. He continued to wave to people a few minutes more before leaving again.

The pontiff urged Mexico’s young people to resist the lure of easy money from drug dealers. He instead asked them to build up their communities by valuing themselves as the wealth of the country.

Francis sought to offer a message of hope and encouragement to the next generation during a youth pep rally Tuesday in the state of Michoacan, which is a hotspot in Mexico’s drug trade.

Francis said he understood it was difficult to feel one’s worth when “you are continually exposed to the loss of friends or relatives at the hands of the drug trade, of drugs themselves, of criminal organizations that sow terror.”

But, he insisted: “You are the wealth of Mexico.”

He arrived at the stadium full of cheering Mexican priests, nuns and seminarians for a Mass in the heart of Mexico’s drug-trafficking country.

Thousands of people along the motorcade route waved Vatican flags and cheered wildly as he passed by.

Francis has used his five-day cross-country trip, which ends Wednesday, February 17 to press Mexican leaders to provide ‘effective security’ to their citizens.

 

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