- Pope Francis took a huge tumble and fell straight to the ground during Mass at Poland's Jasna Gora Monastery
- The incident happened in front of millions of television audience
- The head of the Catholic Church suffers sciatica, a medical condition causing pain from the lower back down to the leg
Pope Francis fell over during a Holy Mass while in front of millions of people watching at home all over the world.
The 79-year-old Pontiff was walking towards the altar in Poland when he stumbled and fell to the ground. A group of priests went to assist Pope Francis. Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Guido Marini helped him to get to his feet.
Many were surprised to have witnessed the Pope falling. Netizens took to Twitter their reactions and sympathize with the Catholic leader.
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Regardless of the fall, Pope Francis managed to rise quickly and pushed through with the mass service.
The Pope has a medical condition called sciatica where pain usually shoots from the lower back down to the leg.
The head of the Catholic Church arrived at the southern Black Madonna shrine of Częstochowa to celebrate the 1,050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland.
He reached the country on Wednesday to visit cultural and religious sites and will return to Rome on Sunday.
Despite the terror attack from ISIS assassins to a French Catholic priest, Pope Francis made it to Poland. - Kami Media