“The Holy Father told me that the motivation was very simple,” Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti told reporters. “Hygiene.”
“He wants to avoid the risk of contagion for the people, not for him.”
The pure-minded pope was criticized by conservative Catholics this week who thought that the pope might have been trying to end hundreds of years of tradition when it came to kissing the ring.
Go here to read the rest. We have gotten a lot more from the Vatican on Ring Gate, then we have on the Vigano allegations.