Pope meets tiger cub in Vatican City

Pope Francis has a close encounter with a robust six-month-old tiger while celebrating the Jubilee for Circus and Travelling Show People.

VATICAN CITY (REUTERS) -  If you're the Pope, you get to meet all kinds of people... and animals.

In this case, a six-month-old tiger cub.

Pope Francis reacts after caressing a tiger during a Jubilee audience for the circus performers and street artists in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, on Thursday (June 16).