popePope Francis stopped the popemobile to comfort a Chilean police officer who fell from horse.

The Pope ordered his popemobile to stop after a mounted Chilean policewoman was thrown off her frightened horse, which had reared up as the pontiff passed by.

Francis stepped from his vehicle and waited several minutes on the pavement, at times talking to the woman, until an ambulance arrived to take her away. Officials say she was not seriously injured.

This all occurred during a procession in Iquique, Chile – where he urged the country to end its ongoing conflict with the Mapuche people – the indigenous people of Chile.

The Vatican says the woman “received words of consolation from the Holy Father.”

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