It is a tradition that goes back a long time in the Catholic Church and it just got awkward.

People who meet the Pope or greet the Pope normally will show respect and reverence by kissing the Pope's ring.

Things got a little weird when cameras captured Pope Francis pulling his hand away before he let people attempt a kiss.

According to BBC, a Vatican reporter explains that Francis often tries to distance himself from some traditions like these as part of an effort to be more accessible to the faithful.




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