Pope Francis suffers black eye with blood splattered on his white gown after popemobile accident in Colombia (Photos)
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told journalists: “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 the pope’s four-city Colombian tour.
Ricardo Morales, a lawyer who lined up outside St. Peter Claver’s church for a glimpse of the pope, said: “This holy blood is staying in Colombia,” adding that “He made a great effort to be here and from now on it’s our obligation to make a similar effort to thank him for everything he has done.”