Francis spends time before the audience autographing items

September 23 he is autographing several baseballs.
Everybody has to wear a mask "cuz Covid" except the Pope AND his security people. :P If I got the chance, I'd love to hand our pontiff a glossy pamphlet, shove a pamphlet under his pen, get the big "FRANCISCUS" sharpie pen across it and then it turns out he autographed the liner notes for Marilyn Manson's "Antichrist Superstar" or "Born Villain". That thing would be worth a fortune! :D
Dignified? Nope. It's more of the cheapening of the papacy that has been going on for 60 years.