– Pope Francis stopped the ‘popemobile’ on Thursday in the streets of Iquique, after seeing a police officer thrown from her horse as the vehicle passed her by.
— 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 pontiff, who dismounted from his vehicle after it stopped.
Accompanied by his security detail, the pope hurried to where Casas sat on the pavement.
An ambulance arrived shortly thereafter to give Casas medical attention.
This article was originally published by ACI Prensa. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.