Pope Francis Hit in The Face By Angry Protesters on His Visit To Chile
Pontiff struck by struck whilst conducting an open-air mass
Pope Francis has been struck in the face with an object by angry protesters whilst traveling to an open-air mass in Chile’s capital, Santiago.
The object, which seemed to be an item of clothing, struck the Pontiff in the face as he greeted crowds from the popemobile.
The shocking footage showed the 81-year-old was hit in the left side of his face, he appeared to be unharmed and maintained a smile as he greeted worshippers.
Last week Catholic churches in Chile went up in flames as a result of angry terrorist protesters who are against Pope Francis's visit to the country which is currently poverty stricken.
The perpetrators, who have yet to be identified, attempted attacks on four Catholic churches with various handmade explosive devices according to Crux now.
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Como @IntendenciaRM condenamos enérgicamente los atentados contra parroquias ocurridos en las últimas horas. El vandalismo y la violencia deben ser erradicadas entre nosotros. El Papa Francisco es un líder espiritual mundial y además un jefe de Estado, y merece respeto de todos!— Claudio Orrego (@Orrego) January 12, 2018
“We will never submit to the dominion you want to exercise over our bodies, our ideas and actions because we were born free to chose the path we want to take. Against every religious man and woman and against every preacher,” read the pamphlets, which the perpetrators allegedly left at the Church of Saint Isabel of Hungary.
“Bodies free, impure and wild. We attack with the combative fire-making your disgusting moral explosion. Freedom to all the political prisoners of the world, Wallmapu [indigenous territory] free, autonomy and resistance…Pope Francis, the next bombs will be in your cassock,” the pamphlets continued.One perpetrator left another message on the wall of the church of Christ the Poor condemning the 'satanic' Pope Francis's travel expenses while "the poor are dying".