Pope Francis in January met and shook hands with the woman at whom he lost his patience after being grabbed in St. Peter’s Square Dec. 31.
After his general audience Jan. 8, Pope Francis spoke briefly with the woman. In photos the two can be seen smiling at each other as they shake hands. A priest standing near the woman appears to be acting as interpreter.
The two met during what is called the “baciamano,” a time reserved for certain pilgrims to greet the pope following an audience.
Francis had apologized during his Angelus address Jan. 1 for having lost his patience with the woman the night before.
“Many times we lose our patience; me too. I apologize for yesterday’s bad example,” he said.
While the pope was greeting the crowd in front of the Vatican nativity scene Dec. 31, a woman yanked his arm, holding onto his hand. Visibly upset, Pope Francis slapped her hand and walked away frustrated.
A video clip of the moment went viral on social media soon after and the incident has generated internet memes and remixes of the clip.
There are no details about what the two discussed during their talk.