St. Thomas Cajetan, O.P. (1469-1534)
Theologian and Cardinal
He points out that the famous axiom "Ubi Petrus, ibi Ecclesia" (Where the Pope is, there is also the Church) holds true only when the Pope acts and behaves as the Pope, because Peter "is subject to the duties of the Office" otherwise, "neither is the Church in him, nor is he in the Church."
en.news Faithful who are received in private audiences by Pope Francis are "instructed not to kneel or kiss Francis' ring", writes katholisch.de which is controlled by the German Bishops.
The news-page comments on Francis' bizarre March 25 behavior when he violently withheld his ring from those who wanted to kiss it.
However he allowed a half-naked male circus artist to kiss his ring abundantly on February 7, 2018.
Personally Francis loves to kiss hands and feet of transvestites, immigrants, abuse victims and holocaust survivors.
Remember that Bergoglio does not use a traditional papal ring but he use the same ring that he wear in Buenos Aires. He also made a silver copy of the ring that Paul VI used.