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10 times Pope Francis scared the bejeezus out of babies Associated Press

Pope Francis arrived in the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for his first visit since becoming the pontiff, and he’s been greeted by throngs of Catholics and non-Catholics who adore him.

There will be plenty of things for His Holiness to bless while he’s in the U.S., but some of these babies just couldn’t get behind Popemania.

Here are 10 times Pope Francis downright scared the bejeezus out of children.

Pope Francis' General Audience...epa04100987 A handout picture provided by the Vatican Newspaper L'Osservatore Romano shows Pope Francis kissing a child dressed as Pope as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square to lead his Wednesday's General Audience, in Vatican City, 26 February 2014. EPA/OSSERVATORE ROMANO / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
Pope Francis kisses a screaming 19-month-old pope impersonator as he arrives Feb. 26, 2014, in Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City. (Associated Press via L’Osservatore Romano)
Pope Francis kisses a baby girl as he is surrounded by security during his visit to the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 25, 2013. Francis on Thursday visited one of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, or favelas, a place that saw such rough violence in the past that it's known by locals as the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Pope Francis kisses a baby girl with some serious side-eye as they’re surrounded by security July 25, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Associated Press)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 16: (SOUTH KOREA OUT) In this handout image provided by the Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit to Korea, Pope Francis greets a baby as he arrives for the Beatification of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions at Gwanghwamun Gate on August 16, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Pope Francis is visiting South Korea from August 14 to August 18. This trip is the third trip abroad for the pope following Brazil and the Middle East. This is the third pontifical visit to South Korea. (Photo by Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit to Korea via Getty Images)
Pope Francis greets a crying baby as he arrives for the Beatification of Paul Yun Ji-Chung on Aug. 16, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit to Korea via Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - NOVEMBER 22: Pope Francis kisses a baby as he leaves the Paul VI Hall at the end of an audience for the health workers on November 22, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Speaking to participants at a three-day conference sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pope Francis has urged concrete solidarity for people suffering from Autism spectrum disorders. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Francis caresses a shocked baby as he leaves the Paul VI Hall on Nov. 22, 2014, in Vatican City. (Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 03: Pope Francis kisses Johnny Oliver Sueeney an American baby from Virginia as he leaves St. Peter's square at the end of his weekly audience on April 3, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis delivered his catechism to a crowd of approximately 30,000 pilgrims packed into St Peter's Square. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Francis kisses a disgruntled baby as he leaves St. Peter’s square April 3, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican. (Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 27: Pope Francis kisses a baby as he drives around St Peter's Square after his first weekly general audience as pope on March 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis held his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square today (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Pope Francis kisses an unhappy baby March 27, 2013, as he drives around St Peter’s Square in Vatican City. (Getty Images)
Pope Francis holds up a baby upon his arrival for the weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)
Pope Francis holds up a frowning baby Feb. 4, 2015, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican. (Associated Press via L’Osservatore Romano)
Pope Francis, left, baptizes a baby at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel as part of an annual tradition, this year repeating an invitation to mothers to nurse their babies if crying out of hunger. For the first time in his pontificate, Francis celebrated Mass with his back to the faithful, according to the rites before the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)
Pope Francis baptizes a frightened baby Jan. 11, 2015, at the Vatican. (Associated Press via L’Osservatore Romano)
Pope Francis caresses a baby as he arrives at to the "House of Hope" rehabilitation center for people with disabilities in Kkottongnae, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis caresses a sobbing baby Aug. 16, 2014, as he arrives at an event in Kkottongnae, South Korea. (Associated Press)
Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis kisses an agitated baby June 12, 2013, as he arrives in St.Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (Associated Press)

Pope Francis isn’t always making children cry — check out these other 10 times His Holiness got to cuddle the cutest, most adorable babies ever.

Melissa Angle About the author:
Melissa Angle is Fans 1st Media's director of audience. Email her at mangle@rare.us.
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