What’s the correct way to genuflect?

March 9th, 2013

GENUFLECTION ON LEFT KNEE

HOW:

Bring the left knee all the way to the floor, close to the heel of the right foot.

WHEN:

When greeting or leaving the Pope or other hierarchs with the rank of Bishop or above and who have jurisdiction over you (only when the Pope is not present) eg to the Bishop or Archbishop of your diocese, not of a neighbouring diocese. During the left-knee genuflection, a kiss is given to the hierarch’s ring. Then stand.