Pope Francis while on the rounds in Colombia had an accident which left him with a black eye and a bloody bruise.
Even though he made light of the situation saying he was punched the Pope did look like he was in some amount of discomfort after the incident.
While he was not actually punched Pope Francis did hit his head against the glass barrier of his popemobile.
The Pope lost his balance while standing in his car greeting people. The vehicle had come to a sudden halt causing Pope Francis to jerk forward hitting his face.
This incident however did not stop him from his visits around Colombia, a country that had undergone a civil war for over 50 years.
The Pope with a visible band aid addressed the people later in the day saying
“If Colombia wants a stable and lasting peace, it must urgently take a step in this direction, which is that of the common good, of equity, of justice, of respect for human nature and its demands”.
“Only if we help to untie the knots of violence, will we unravel the complex threads of disagreements”.