Monday 11 December 2017

A Pope without pomp

Q He has kept his security staff on their toes ever since he was elected Pope a week ago, foregoing the papal limousine in favour of mini-buses and greeting people on unscripted walkabouts.

Pope Francis was at it again yesterday when, during an inaugural mass in St Peter's, he ordered the driver of his Popemobile to stop, climbed down and kissed and blessed a severely disabled man in the middle of a crowd of about 100,000.

Irish Independent

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