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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.

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