To kiss pope’s hand – or not – enters the Catholic culture wars

A youth kisses the ring of Pope Francis during a meeting at the municipal theater in Rio de Janeiro, July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – – To kiss the ring on the pope’s hand or not to – that is the question. On Monday, when Pope Francis visited a Catholic shrine in Loreto, he repeatedly withdrew his right hand as a long line of people bowed and tried to kiss the ring on it. The footage […]

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