The Pope who is the
leader of the world's 1.2 billion-strong Catholic community, protocol
usually dictates that visitors bow to him when they meet him at the
Vatican but the Pope has once again shown his willingness to break with
tradition by bowing to Muslim royal Queen Rania of Jordan as a Vatican
official said the new Pope Francis 'is not interested in protocol'
'Francis behaves as he did before he became pope and is not interested in protocol', a
senior Vatican official told Journalist.
Up until the 19th
century, those meeting the pope stoop to kiss his slippers and, to this
day, the tradition remains that all visitors, including women, bow to
him, the official said.
He even took a "selfie" picture with young teenage girls to show that he is well in tune with modern life
The pope has
already amassed more than three million followers on the social
networking site Twitter, with his latest picture believed to be the
first ever 'papal selfie'.
Pope Francis has
made a concerted effort to understand and integrate with worldwide youth
since he succeeded Pope Benedict XVI as he has already charmed the
masses with his informal style, simplicity and sense of humour.
He has also being known to personally call people up who have written to him asking for prayers or told him of personal tragedy.
What a good way to go by a leader with simplicity and humility.
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