Pope Francis trips and falls during Mass in Poland

Pope Francis trips and falls during Mass in Poland

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, on Thursday missed a step and fell to the ground while heading to an open-air altar to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gorawas.

Pope Francis trips and falls during Mass in Poland

A group of other priests raced to help him back to his feet just before the service began. The 79-year-old is said to have suffered no injuries.

Pope Francis trips and falls during Mass in Poland

Pope Francis was arriving to celebrate a mass at the Southern Black Madonna shrine of Częstochowa to mark the 1,050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland.

Pope Francis trips and falls during Mass in Poland

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