Many people are shocked about Pope Francis angrily slapping a woman’s hand. One particular post was especially critical. I think The Pope deserves some slack.
This is what I responded…
I think you are being unfair to him. He was heading the other way… And she YANKED his arm HARD, pulling him back in the other direction… she was yanking on his hand and would not let go.
Plus your post makes it seem like he slapped her face… But he slapped her HAND. He did it a few times, like to say “Let go!”. No telling how tight she was squeezing his hand.
What you saw was the consequences of fame… nothing to do with how he inspires millions of people or of how he tries to better the world. He meets thousands of people a year.. maybe millions. All have come away with a beautiful and blessed memory.
If this one incident makes you question him… Then it is not him that has the problem.
Let’s show HIM compassion.
Let’s show HIM some understanding.
Let’s show HIM our heart.
Let’s give The Pope some slack.