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Pope Francis kisses during statue of baby Jesus a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, to mark Epiphany, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The Epiphany day is a joyous day for Catholics in which they recall the journey of the Three Kings, or Magi, to pay homage to Baby Jesus (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Calm, smiling and obliging, “serene” is among the adjectives most frequently deployed when describing Pope Francis.

It seems, however, that even the pontiff has his limits.

The Pope, who is on a five-day trip to Mexico, was greeting fans at a stadium in the western city of Morella on Tuesday when he finally lost his cool with some overzealous well-wishers.

 

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Following a colourful encounter with young dancers and singers, the pope went over to greet the faithful, at which point two arms reached out to grab him.

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The person, who is not seen in the video footage, did not let go, even after the pope lost his balance and fell onto a child in a wheelchair.

After aides and security men stopped the pope from falling to the ground, a flash of anger crossed his face as he stood upright.

Staring at the person, he raised his voice and said twice in Spanish: “Don’t be selfish!”

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Francis then took a couple of steps back as appeals came over the public address system asking the crowd not to clump together.

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