Pope snaps at pilgrim who caused him to fall into boy in wheelchair

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February 17, 2016

Pope Francis is pulled into the crowd during a Feb. 16 visit to a stadium in Morelia, Mexico, in a combination of still images from pool video. As the 79-year-old pope made his way to greet a boy in a wheelchair, one of the many pilgrims reaching out to touch him pulled his arm, causing him to fall over the disabled youth. (CNS photo/Mexican Government Televison pool via Reuters) See POPE-WHEELCHAIR-PILGRIM-MISHAP Feb. 17, 2016.

Pope Francis is pulled into the crowd during a Feb. 16 visit to a stadium in Morelia, Mexico, in a combination of still images from pool video. As the 79-year-old pope made his way to greet a boy in a wheelchair, one of the many pilgrims reaching out to touch him pulled his arm, causing him to fall over the disabled youth. (CNS photo/Mexican Government Televison pool via Reuters)

MORELIA, Mexico (CNS) — Excitement turned potentially dangerous and elicited an angry snap from Pope Francis at a meeting with young people in Morelia Feb. 16.

As the 79-year-old pope made his way to greet a boy in a wheelchair, one of the many pilgrims behind the boy pulled the pope’s arm, causing him to fall over the disabled youth.

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