Pope Francis slaps woman’s hand after she attempts to grab him

The Pope recently slapped a woman’s hand after she grabbed him and attempted to pull him towards her during a New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Pope Francis can be seen in the footage very upset after the woman attempted to drag him over to her.

The 83-year-old was walking out in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City which led many to surround him.

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In the clip, people can be heard shouting: “Pope!” and “Happy New Year!” as he walks past, stopping to touch hands with excited members of the public.

However, as he turns to walk away one woman makes a grab for his hand and refuses to let go, despite his attempts to shake her off.

His security staff don’t seem to be up to much, so in the end, Pope Francis appears to have had enough and slaps the woman’s hand away.