There was cause of concern for the Pope after he was seen sporting a black eye during a recent trip to Colombia.
Pope Francis had blood on his robes as well as a nasty bruise and cut on his left eye during his visit to Cartagena, which left him looking like he did ten rounds with Mike Tyson before getting his holy lights turned out.
But fear not, His Holiness didn’t get into trouble with a Colombian cartel, instead it was caused by some impromptu braking from the world famous popemobile.
TV footage showed the leader of the Roman Catholic Church colliding face first into the protective Plexiglas when his famous mode of transport came to a sudden halt.
After being helped from the car by his bodyguard, he was seen with a bruise above his cheek and a tiny dressing on his brow.
Many a celeb would cancel a public appearance after such a gaff, but this is Pope Francis. After all it’s his job to forgive these kinds of transgressions, despite no one being a fault – well maybe the driver could do with some forgiveness.
After recovering from the minor incident he was still all smiles and a spokesman for the Vatican assured everyone he was fine, with the pope even joking that he’d been ‘punched in the face’.
In their statement they said:
The pope is alright. Ice was put on it and he was treated.
He will continue the schedule for his visit with no changes.
The incident occurred on the last day of his tour of Colombia where he called for a peaceful resolution to the ‘grave crisis’ in Venezuela where economic and political chaos has taken numerous victims.
125 people died from clashes with security forces at anti-government protests between April to July in Venezuela.