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Pope Francis makes headlines

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 00:47

Pope Francis is keeping folks guessing. Take a look through five unexpected things the pontiff has done of late. No reporter narration.

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SUBTITLED ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Pope Francis has been making headlines recently for his comments on Donald Trump, the dealth penalty and a range of other issues. Last week in Mexico, the pontiff, who is usually calm and accommodating with his admirers, clearly lost his temper with a person who pulled on him so hard that he fell onto a child on a wheel chair. Video footage showed that while the pope was walking at the edge of a crowd in an stadium, he stopped to greet children who were sitting. Two arms reached out to grab him and the person would not let go, even after the pope lost his balance and his chest was pressing on the child's head. Aides and security men stopped the pope from falling to the ground. After he returned to an upright position, his face turned angry. He looked at the person, raised his voice and said twice in Spanish: "Don't be selfish!". On Thursday (February 18), while on his way back to Rome from Mexico, Pope Francis said U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was "not Christian" because of his views on immigration. The pope said, however, he did not want to advise American Catholics on whether or not to vote for Trump. On Sunday (February 21), Pope Francis called for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty, saying the commandment "You shall not kill" was absolute and equally valid for the guilty as for the innocent. Using some of his strongest words ever against capital punishment, he also called on Catholic politicians worldwide to make "a courageous and exemplary gesture" by seeking a moratorium on executions during the Church's current Holy Year, which ends in November.

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Pope Francis makes headlines

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 00:47