Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pope mobile doesn't stop


In this video the 'pope mobile'  almost runs over someone who gets in the way rather than stopping to check on whether the man is injured or not, it continues on its way.

I don't know whether the pope's chauffeur is the same one who braked abruptly and caused the Pope to fall and cut his face, which was widely reported.

What I find surprising is the lack of media attention to this event and the lack of concern over the man. Perhaps things are different Columbia, in the rest of the world a vehicle that is involved in an accident would be expected to stop and even if the law doesn't, charity does.


16 comments:

A Country Priest said...

I don't know. This looks like good security policy to me. An assassination could look like something like this. I bet the chauffeur is a member of the pope's personal guard, rather than a regular driver, and he would be drilled to respond just as we saw. It looks like a nearby police officer was dealing with the fellow just before the clip ended.

hughosb.com said...

It did not look good but, to be fair, with VIPs chauffeurs would usually be directed not to stop but to speed the VIP out of what might be the beginning of a dangerous situation. After all there were plenty of police around to attend to the man if he had been injured. But I concede that if it had been Pope Benedict inside the vehicle, it would have been top of the news.

John F. Kennedy said...

If the sedia gestatoria was used, they would have been traveling slow enough to be able to dodge the man.

Fr Ray Blake said...

But the Francis narrative has been about his disregard for his personal security in order that he might be close to the "people".

poly carped said...

Maybe he was a Traditional Catholic.

John Kennedy said...

"Close to the people," more like bugs on the windscreen.

Seriously though, I hope the man wasn't too hurt. When I first saw this I thought the abrupt braking that surely occured was the reason why PF got hurt. Apparently they weren't related.

Victoria said...

I agree with you Country Priest; the "man in the way" could have been part of an assassination plot.

Pelerin said...

I have to admit also that I agree with the Country Priest and hughosb. The popemobile travelling there was in an entirely different situation to an ordinary vehicle involved in a similar accident on the road. It could so easily have been a decoy for an assassination attempt.

Bill-the itinerant blogger said...

I am not a Francis Fan. but I too agree with "Country Priest". I would hope that the driver would speed up to clear the area, and not stop even if directed to do so by PF, It has a Sarajevo 1917 feel to it.

kiwiinamerica said...

Oh, Father, socialists are concerned about people collectively. En masse, so to speak. It's the bigger picture that's important; society as a whole. Individuals don't matter. They're expendable.

Liam Ronan said...

Relax, Father Blake. No one who gets in Francis' path is accidentally run-down.

S said...

The seatia is emptia :).

Diane said...

"Migrants's security should take precedence over national security" so says Fr Bergoglio. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander is it not? How do we know the man was not a migrant?

TLM said...

The "Popemobile' not stopping to check on the man is the very LEAST of our problems with this Pope! Of course they should have stopped, but changing the very Doctrine of the Church via the 'back door' is, I would say, the REAL meat of the problem.

nickbris said...

Martin Luther would have had plenty to say about it

Liam Ronan said...

Perhaps the god of surprises saw this one coming and discerned the man would need no medical attention.