Pope Francis breaks Vatican protocol — again — bows for Queen of Jordan during her visit

“Up until the 19th century, visitors would kiss the pope’s shoes, and the tradition is still that all visitors, women included, bow to him, but Francis behaves as he did before he became Pope and is not interested in protocol,” a senior Vatican official said.

Pope Francis greets Queen Rania of Jordan on the occasion of the pontiff's private audience with King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania, at the Vatican, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

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