Recently President Salva Kiir visited Pope at the Vatican and he was pictured kissing Pope’s hand, something Pope is not fond of according to a video that went viral over the weekend.
In the video Pope is seen as he withdrew his hand from worshippers’ kisses.
According to Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti, the Pope don’t like his hand being kissed because he is worried about germs when meeting people.
“It was a simple question of hygiene,” Mr Gisotti explained on Thursday, telling reporters that he had asked Pope Francis about it.
President Salva Kiir alongside Riek Machar are expected to return to the Vatican for a retreat with a select number of officials within the next few weeks.