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# Il Papa Don't Reach
The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down
The Pope is on a visit to Mexico.

RT / YouTube

POPE FRANCIS WAS left unimpressed with a group of worshippers in Mexico this morning after almost being dragged down.

The Pontiff fell onto a child in a wheelchair after over-enthusiastic crowd members rushed forwards to greet him.

The Argentinian leader of the Catholic Church told crowd members “don’t be selfish” in Spanish.

The 79-year-old pontiff today wraps up an intense, five-day trip to Mexico with a visit to Ciudad Juarez, the world’s former murder capital, where he will pray with inmates at a prison and lead the service at the border.

After pressing Mexican politicians, religious leaders and society to fight for a nation without drug cartels, Francis will turn his attention to migrants, an issue dear to him, on his last day.

A huge stage was set near the border fence for a mass with more than 200,000 people. Francis is expected to salute people watching on the other side of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. The service will be also broadcast on a giant screen at a 51,000-capacity stadium in the US city.

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump, who has promised to make Mexico pay to build a wall along the border, called the Pope a “very political person.”

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