By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
10/14/2013 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Pope Francis caught a rather unexpected gift tossed to him from a crowd of well-wishers in St. Peter's Square. A simple rosary of wood and gold was tossed to him, and he caught it with his ear.
Pope Francis caught a rosary with his ear yesterday.
ROME, ITALY (Catholic Online) - The Holy Father was celebrating the Marian Day Mass with a visit to St. Peter's Square in the Popemobile. While waving at onlookers, a pilgrim tossed a rosary to him, which hit his face and hung on his ear.
The beads hung on his ear for a moment before he realized they were there.
Surprised by the gift, Pope Francis gently removed it from his ear.
The is the second time the Pope has caught a rosary tossed at him.
Pope Francis put the rosary in his pocket as he finished greeting pilgrims in the square. One question remains, was it blessed?
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