Iquique, Chile, Jan 18, 2018 / 17:27 pm
Pope Francis stopped the 'popemobile' today in the streets of Iquique, Chile today, after seeing a police officer thrown from her horse as the vehicle passed her by.
#FranciscoEnChile | Este fue el momento que una carabinera cae de su caballo cuando transitaba el papamóvil detrás de ella. pic.twitter.com/mKFSeIkhBB- Ahora Noticias (@ahoranoticiasAN) January 18, 2018
The Pope was traveling in the open car after celebrating Mass, when the horse carrying mounted officer Ana Belén Aguilera Casas reared onto its hind legs, and slightly clipped the popemobile, throwing Casas to the pavement.
Casas, who is a member of the Caribineros police corps, was cared for by several colleagues and the Holy Father, who dismounted from his vehicle after it stopped.