Papa, don’t preach: Pope Francis, the nudge

CNS takes note of an interesting papal characteristic: nagging.  To wit:

When Pope Francis mills through the crowds, especially during a Wednesday general audience, people notice his warmth and tenderness, whether he’s caressing a baby, comforting an older person or hugging someone with a disability.

But he also has a “nagging” side, a playful side and no-nonsense side to him where he knows exactly how to handle any situation.

Check out the CNS blog for some great examples, including the one below from yesterday, wherein the Holy Father says, in effect, “What, are you nuts?!  Short sleeves in November?!  You’ll catch a cold!”

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