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Pope Francis Scolds Man Who Nearly Made Him Fall in Mexico

Pope Francis was greeting the more than 80,000 fans gathered at an open-air mass in the western Mexican city of Morella when an eager parishioner pulled at his robe.

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    Pope Francis scolded someone who tugged on him, nearly making the pope fall on top of a disabled man in Mexico on Feb. 16, 2016. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016)

    In a rare display of emotion by the pontiff, Pope Francis was caught on video scolding an individual who tugged on him, causing him to nearly fall on top of a disabled man while greeting crowds in Mexico on Tuesday.

    Pope Francis was greeting the more than 80,000 fans gathered at an open-air mass in the western Mexican city of Morella when an eager parishioner pulled at his robe. The force of the tug caused the pontiff to stumble onto a wheelchair-bound man.

    Francis is seen on video yelling at the man and telling him "no seas egoísta, no seas egoísta," don't be so selfish. The pope recovered from the fall and kissed the wheelchair-bound man on the head.

    It happened during the pope's five-day trip to Mexico. In his message Tuesday, Francis urged young people to live without drugs and violence.

    Pope Francis Final Day of Mexico Trip

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    Pope Francis will take part in a two-way broadcast of Holy Mass Wednesday evening from Ciudad Juarez. On Tuesday, Pope Francis showed a rare display of anger with a fan who nearly caused him to fall. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016)

    The pope will conclude his tour of Mexico Wednesday with a stop in Ciudad Juarez. He is expected to discuss solidarity with migrants and compassion for immigrants in an event entitled "Two Nations, One Faith."

    Those who cannot make it to Holy Mass in Ciudad Juarez will be able to take part in a two-way video broadcast of mass at the Sunbowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

    More than a million people are expected to attend Wednesday's mass, with tens of thousands more expected in El Paso, which will take place at 6 p.m. EST.

    NBC 6 reporter Laura Rodriguez is in El Paso and will provide live reports on Pope Francis' final day in Mexico starting at 5 p.m. Follow her on Twitter for the latest updates.

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    Pope Francis urged Mexico's young people to resist the lure of easy money from dealing drugs and instead value themselves during a visit Tuesday to the heartland of the nation's narcotics trade. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

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