SEE IT: Secret Service pulls ‘handsy’ student off Pope Francis

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

EAST HARLEM – While meeting a group of young students in East Harlem, security had to pull one girl off of Pope Francis Friday afternoon.

So many young students from Our Lady Queen of Angels School were taking selfies and photos that the pope often had to search for a free hand to shake -- but one student decided to go in for the hug.

Pope Francis didn't hesitate and hugged the girl, but when she began rocking the 78-year-old back and forth in a strong embrace, security stepped in.

A security detail member forcibly separated her from the pope, but the pontiff appeared unperturbed.

With a large smile, he continued to meet the third and fourth graders, posing for selfies and shaking hands as he moved down the line.


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.