It is not a prescribed ceremony for a pope to do so. John Paul II, who traveled constantly throughout his papacy when his health was good, began doing it as a personal expression: he would kiss the ground of the country in which he had come to visit upon his arrival there. This was to show respect and reverence to the nation and its peoples as well as express his gratitude to them for inviting or welcoming him into their land.
People kiss the ring of the pope, not his hand. If the pope extends his hand so you can kiss his ring, anyone may do so. Any bishop or cardinal may also have his ring kissed. The custom is not common today, however.
Anyone who meets with the pope. They do not have to kiss the ring, but kissing the ring is showing respect to the holy person of the Roman Catholic Church.
You only do that to a Bishop or Pope.
They kiss the papal ring, not the hand. Anyone can kiss the ring if the pope presents his hand in such a manner that would allow it. All bishops and cardinals also wear a ring that may be kissed if the person allows it. Many have discontinued the practice, however, and would prefer a simple handshake instead.
to kiss the ground / Earth.
don't know he must be father nature
Basia annulum is the Latin equivalent of 'Kiss the ring'. In the word by word translation, the verb 'basia' means '[you] are kissing, do kiss, kiss'. The masculine gender noun 'annulum' means 'ring'. The phrase is pronounced 'BAH-see-ah ahn-NOO-loom'.The phrase may be considered an observation on, a prompt for, or a reference to an audience with the Pope. Those who are granted a papal audience show their respect by kissing the individualized ring that each Pope wears on his right hand. Each ring is specific to the particular Pope. But all papal rings include an image of St. Peter [c. A.D. 1-64].
if it slips on the ground you pick it up and kiss it and touch it to your forehead 3 times.
They were happy to be there and had survived the trip getting there.
Alexander Pope was a poet and not a pope.
If you mean Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis followed him as pope.
There is no pope named Pope XXIII. If you are referring to Pope John XXIII, he became pope in 1958.
He is my god i kiss the ground he walks on i love him i would die like Jesus
It might be. It might also be the literal act of kissing the ground because you are happy to be home, as in a soldier returning from war. If it is an idiom, it would mean to fall to the ground so that your face hits it and looks like you are kissing it.
Pope Benedict is the 265th pope so the 263rd pope would be Pope John Paul I.
pope julius the 2nd,pope leo,and pope clement
Prior to Pope Francis, the pope was Pope Benedict XVI
No, Pope Saint Peter was the first pope.
Pope Benedict XVI was the 265th pope.
Pope Francis is pope number 266.
The new Pope is always fitted with clothing tailored to his measurements.
Pope John Paul I was the pope for 33 days.
The current pope is Pope Benedict XVI.