Friday, June 17, 2016

Pope Francis pets a tiger, and both show mercy

From RNS-

Pope Francis got to pet a tiger cub and was treated to an acrobatics performance on Thursday (June 16) in the Vatican’s latest — and perhaps most unusual — celebration for the Jubilee of Mercy.

The Argentine pontiff smiled as he stroked the 6-month old tiger, though both Francis and the big cat seemed wary of each other at first. But a minder distracted the tiger with a feeding bottle and the pope later joked about the experience.

Francis was also presented with a bird of prey and was given a white magician’s hat, part of the Jubilee for Circus and Traveling Show People.

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