After slapping incident, Pope kisses nun who vows not to bite© firstpost.com

After slapping incident, Pope kisses nun who vows not to bite

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Pope Francis, who last month angrily slapped the hand of a woman who yanked him towards her, gave a light-hearted reply to a nun who asked him for a kiss on Wednesday.

The incident took place at the start of Francis' weekly general audience. As he was walking into the large hall where thousands of people were waiting, an excited nun asked if he would kiss her. She shouted in Italian, "Bacio, Papa!" (A kiss, pope!)

Francis responded with "Oh, (but) you bite," prompting laughter from the people near them. Then Francis joked, "Stay calm! I will give you a kiss but you stay calm. Don't bite!"