Pope Francis stops swerving Popemobile in Chile to check on police officer who fell off horse

The officer was helping to guard the Pope's route when her horse suddenly reared up

Friday 19 January 2018 13:10 GMT
Pope Francis stops Popemobile in Chile to check on Chilean police officer who fell off horse

Pope Francis was forced to bring his motorcade to a dramatic halt in Chile when a police officer fell off her horse.

Shortly after a mass in Iquique, the popemobile swerved quickly out of the way as a rearing horse stumbled onto the road.

Calmly leaving the vehicle, the pontiff stood by the officer's side until an ambulance arrived.

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