“Popemobile” makes sudden stop…

Bruised and Wounded: Francis hits Head in Colombia

On several occasions “Pope” Francis has told the world that he prefers to have a church that is bruised, wounded, hurting, and dirty but goes out into the streets than one that is self-referential and comfortable in its certainties (for example, see here and here).

Well, today he got a taste of the bruised and hurting church himself as he traveled by “Popemobile” to receive the adulation of the crowds in Cartagena, Colombia. As the driver had to make a sudden stop, Francis’s head hit the iron frame around the bullet-proof glass of the “Popemobile”.

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