Pope Francis apologozied to a woman who he had slapped on the hand, when she took him by the hand and did not want to let him go.
During his first service in the New Year, the pontiff said he was sorry for they way he acted on the St. Peter's Square in Vatican.
"Quite often, we lose patience - even I do. And I apologize for yesterday's bad example", the Pope said.
Previously, the pontiff wished Ukraine God's help in achieving peace in Donbas in his Christmas message “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the city and to the world”).
“May the Redeemer of the world bring light to beloved Ukraine, which yearns for concrete solutions for an enduring peace," the head of the Catholic Church declared at the Feast of the Nativity of Christ.