Pope Bergoglio slammed his head inside his popemobile while he was on “tour” in Cartagena, Colombia earlier on Sunday. The incident left Pope Bergoglio with a black eye and a bruised chick as blood dripped onto his white gown also known as cassock.
According to an ABC News report, the Pope bumped his holy head during his last day in Colombia, upon his arrival in Cartagena. Greg Burke, Vatican’s spokesman has said about the Pope Bergoglio’s condition to be fine, except from some unpleasant bruising on his eyebrow and chick.
Burke said the Pope hit his head while inside the popemobile and he immediately received ice treatment. Despite the blood and the injuries, he continued to greet the thousands of people cheering him along the streets of Cartagena without any visible problems.
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In the aftermath of the incident, the former communist turned bouncer and later on head of Christianity, a man who is probably very well familiarized with head-banging, told reports “I got bashed”. It appears that 80 year old Pope Bergoglio was left with blood on his white gown and a shiner as the Popemobile braked sharply.
This latest mishap arrives during a rocky summer for Pope Bergoglio and the Vatican. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI issued a very harsh and shocking criticism of his successor, Pope Bergoglio respectively, issuing a dire warning for the Catholic Church which in his view is on the verge of capsizing. As per a report via Lifesite, pope Benedict was quoted as saying:
What moved me all the more was that, in this last period of his life, he learned to let go and to live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing,”
Pope Benedict also said about the Catholic Church that:
“stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination,”
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