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Controversy around pope pulling hand away from receiving line
For centuries, Catholics kissed the papal foot. But nowadays, many choose to kiss his ring instead as a sign of respect. Conservative Catholics -- who often accuse Pope Francis of straying from tradition-- are worried the pope will end the kissing altogether. But according to an analyst with the BBC, the pope could have just been in a hurry to get to the end of the receiving line. And he did let several people kiss him who'd greeted him earlier in the line.