L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP
Favourite Share

Pope Francis tells off rowdy crowd

Wed 17 Feb 2016
By Hannah Tooley

Pope Francis appeared visibly annoyed in Mexico as he told over-enthusiastic crowds not to be selfish during the fourth day of his visit.

Some people tugged on his sleeve from behind a barrier, at one stage nearly pulling him over.

After it happened a second time the Pope looked irritated and shouted: "Don't be selfish, don't be selfish."

He tried to step back and a loudspeaker system urged crowds not to group together.

L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP

 

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

 

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

  

The incident happened after he and others watched young dancers and singers performing in the western city of Morelia, in the state of Michoacan - a region known as the centre of the country's drugs trade.

During the visit he also urged Mexican priests in a special mass not to allow themselves to accept a society dominated by drug-fuelled violence and corruption, but to get out of their comfort zones and fight injustice.


comments powered by Disqus
Daily news direct to your inbox
Your News Feed

Stay informed and inform others with up to the minute news from a Christian perspective. 

Daily News email

RSS feeds

News Widgets

You may also like...

Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, will celebrate Mass on... More

A Roman Catholic Church in County Down, Northern Ireland, has... More

Nick Page, with the assistance of the Very Hungry Caterpillar,... More