Pope Francis demonstrates again that he cares about his flock:
Pope Francis allowed nuns and priests to kiss his papal ring during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, two days after a video that showed him pulling his hand away from several faithful drew disapproval from some of the pope’s conservative critics.
Some conservative Catholics think Francis has abandoned church doctrine and saw his jerking his hand away from people who hoped to kiss his ring as evidence of him shunning age-old traditions.
But many Catholics noted that the short clip making the rounds online didn’t give a full picture.
During a visit Monday to Loreto, a major Italian pilgrimage site, Francis received a long line of faithful, some of whom shook his hand, while others kissed his hand or bowed down in a gesture of reverence. He only began pulling his hand away after having greeted a large number of people.
Go here to read the rest. The flock of the Pope being the media. He is quite sensitive to bad press. Would to God that he were as sensitive about Catholic traditions as he is about the clamor of the fourth estate.