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Pope apologizes for slapping woman’s hand, encourages pilgrims to cultivate peace and hope in 2020

January 02, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: During his January 1 Angelus address (video), Pope Francis said, “We often lose patience. So do I. And I apologize for yesterday’s bad example”—a reference to an incident in which he slapped the hand of a woman who was grabbing his arm (video).

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