Source - VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis apologized on Wednesday for having angrily slapped a woman’s arm when she had grabbed hold of his hand and yanked him toward her, saying he had lost his patience and set a “bad example”.
His unusual apology came after he used his first homily of the new year to denounce violence against women, which he compared to profaning God.
“So many times we lose patience, even me, and I apologize for yesterday’s bad example,” the pope told thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday at the end of the traditional New Year Mass.
“All violence inflicted on women is a desecration of God,” he told a packed St. Peter’s Basilica.
“How often is a woman’s body sacrificed on the profane altar of advertising, profit, pornography,” he said, adding that the female body “must be freed from consumerism, it must be respected and honored”.
Despite creating life, women “are continually offended, beaten, raped, forced into prostitution” and made to have abortions, he said. “We can understand our level of humanity by the way we treat a woman’s body,” he told the congregation.
During his homily, Francis also addressed another theme close to his heart, immigration, saying women who moved abroad to provide for their children should be honored, not scorned.
Buddy…what the FUCK are you talking about? Just say you shouldn’t have slapped her and be done with it. Talking about “freeing women from consumerism” and “sacrificed on the profane altar of advertising and pornography.” GTFO of here. I know that’s not how you should talk to a Pope, but I don’t care. He’s not my Pope. Benedict was my guy but Francis forced him out.
We should’ve known something like this was going to happen. Remember when he freaked over people trying to kiss his hand then tried to say it was because he didn’t like being treated like a king?
Call me crazy but maybe he should’ve just open his mouth and simply told people he doesn’t like to be touched? Just a thought. Anyway, here’s the video of the slap that Trent blogged for those of you who didn’t see it….
Strange stuff. If I’m him I’m giving myself a thousand Hail Mary’s and then I’m moving on. Matter a fact, make it two thousand.