Is the Pope kissing goodbye to ring tradition?
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Is Pope Francis kissing goodbye to ring tradition?

The papal ring, worn on the third finger of the right hand, is a powerful symbol of a pontiff’s authority.

Kissing the ring is a common way for Catholics to greet the Pope.

However, in a video which has been widely shared online, Pope Francis can be seeing pulling his hand away as visitors attempt the gesture.

  • 26 Mar 2019
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