Papal Kiss? Papal Diss.

Everything went fine for a while as well-wishers lined up in Loreto, Italy on Monday to say hi to Pope Francis.
 
He greeted dozens and let some kiss his ring, a traditional sign of respect and obedience, AP writes. Then he suddenly began pulling his hand away as people went to kiss the ring. The video reveals a mesmerizing series of awkward encounters as the believers curtsied, bowed and were left kissing air or their own hands.
 
What happened? “The Holy Father told me that the motivation was very simple: hygiene,” Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said yesterday. “He wants to avoid the risk of contagion for the people, not for him.”
 
 
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