Pope Francis received on April 11 the participants of a two-day retreat at the Vatican which involved civil and ecclesiastical authorities of South Sudan.
During the audience Francis knelt down and kissed the feet of several [deeply embarrassed] South Sudan leaders (video below).
An overweight Francis knelt down with great fatigue four times although it was visibly exhausting for him.
At the same time, he stubbornly refuses to kneel down in front of the Blessed Sacrament after consecration and also during adoration.
Why is Pope Francis kowtowing to these men? Why is he submitting himself to them? The definition of summit is to accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority. Pope Francis is trying to weaken the status of the papacy.