Scene of “stolen” kiss from Pope Francis goes viral

Pope Francis (R) blesses a man after his weekly general audience at the Vatican, 19 February 2020, in an incident that attracted international attention. EPA-EFE/FABIO FRUSTACI

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A scene at last Wednesday’s general audience of Pope Francis held in the Paul VI has gone viral after a man in blue sweatshirt and visibly moved, managed to embrace the Holy Father and kiss him on his forehead.

The man approached the Pope and managed to say a few words and then kissed him affectionately on the forehead.

The man was part of a group led by the 89-year-old French actor and painter Michel Lonsadale, a Catholic committed for a long time in the Charismatic Renewal, a movement that has tens of millions of faithful around the world and that Pope Francis meets every year.

Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience at the Vatican
Photo: EPA-EFE/FABIO FRUSTACI

 

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