Pope Francis trips over and falls in Poland

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Pope Francis Trips Over And Falls In Poland

On Thursday, just a short while before giving a mass in front of the Jasna Gora shrine in Poland, Pope Francis tripped over a step and tumbled to the ground, reports ABC News.

Those around him rushed to his aid and helped him back on his feet, after which he carried on with the ceremony.

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A spokesperson for the Vatican assures all, "the pope is fine."

See Pope Francis visit with refugees in Greece:

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Pope Francis in Greece with migrants and refugees
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Pope Francis in Greece with migrants and refugees
In this photo released by Greek Prime Minister's office on Saturday, April 16, 2016, a child kisses the hand of Pope Francis, during a visit at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Pope Francis implored Europe on Saturday to respond to the migrant crisis on its shores "in a way that is worthy of our common humanity," during an emotional and provocative trip to Greece. (Andrea Bonetti/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
In this photo released by Greek Prime Minister's office on Saturday, April 16, 2016, Pope Francis, greets children at the port of Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos. Pope Francis implored Europe on Saturday to respond to the migrant crisis on its shores "in a way that is worthy of our common humanity," during an emotional and provocative trip to Greece. (Andrea Bonetti/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
A womb holds a placard reading "Welcome to Lesbo Pope Francis", at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
A boy holds a sign reading "Let me go to dad please" at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
LESBOS, GREECE - APRIL 16 : Pope Francis arrives at the port of Mytilene to make a speech in memory of refugees who have died at sea trying to reach Europe, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, 16 April 2016. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Migrants and refugees stand at a fence of the Moria detention center during a visit of Pope Francis in Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on April 16, 2016. 'We are all migrants,' Pope Francis said on April 16 on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos to give hope to thousands facing deportation after risking their lives to reach Europe. The pontiff's visit came amid continuing criticism of a deal reached last month to end Europe's refugee crisis by sending all irregular migrants who land in Greece back to Turkey. / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis meets migrants at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
LESBOS, GREECE - APRIL 16 : Pope Francis makes a speech at the port of Mytilene in memory of refugees who have died at sea trying to reach Europe, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, 16 April 2016. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A protester holds up a placard reading 'One world, one love' as solidarity groups, volunteers and pro-migrant groups protest against the EU-Turkey deal at the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos on April 16, 2016, during the visit of the Pope Francis and Orthodox religious leaders. 'We are all migrants,' Pope Francis said on April 16 on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos to give hope to thousands facing deportation after risking their lives to reach Europe. The pontiff's visit came amid continuing criticism of a deal reached last month to end Europe's refugee crisis by sending all irregular migrants who land in Greece back to Turkey. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis looks on as he delivers a speech at the port of Mytilene where he met local population and threw a wreath of flowers in memory of the migrants died at sea trying to reach Europe, on the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte/Pool
Pope Francis (L) and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew pray for the victims of migration as a bird flies past at the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos on April 16, 2016. 'We are all migrants,' Pope Francis said on April 16 on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos to give hope to thousands facing deportation after risking their lives to reach Europe. The pontiff's visit came amid continuing criticism of a deal reached last month to end Europe's refugee crisis by sending all irregular migrants who land in Greece back to Turkey. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
LESBOS, GREECE - APRIL 16 : Pope Francis makes a speech at the port of Mytilene in memory of refugees who have died at sea trying to reach Europe, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, 16 April 2016. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MYTILENE, GREECE - APRIL 16: Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronimos II during a memorial for the victims of migration at the port of Mytilene on April 16, 2016 in Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece. Pope Francis will visit migrants at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos along with Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronimos II. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
Pope Francis shows drawings made by children on his flight back to Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp on April 16, 2016 in the Greek island of Lesbos. Twelve Syrian refugees were accompanying Pope Francis on his return flight to Rome after his visit to Lesbos on Saturday and will be housed in the Vatican, the Holy See said. Pope Francis, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II visit Lesbos today to turn the spotlight on Europe's controversial deal with Turkey to end an unprecedented refugee crisis. AFP PHOTO POOL / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / POOL / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis shows drawings made by children on his flight back to Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp on April 16, 2016 in the Greek island of Lesbos. Twelve Syrian refugees were accompanying Pope Francis on his return flight to Rome after his visit to Lesbos on Saturday and will be housed in the Vatican, the Holy See said. Pope Francis, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II visit Lesbos today to turn the spotlight on Europe's controversial deal with Turkey to end an unprecedented refugee crisis. AFP PHOTO POOL / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / POOL / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's believed he was simply deep in his thoughts and didn't notice the step down, notes USA Today.

The shrine, which features the "Black Madonna of Czestochowa," was among Pope Francis' first stops in Poland. He will be in the country for the coming days.

See Pope Francis battle the wind during various events:

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Pope Francis in the wind
A combination photo shows a gust of wind blowing Pope Francis' mantle during his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
A gust of wind blows off Pope Francis' mantle as he speaks during the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
A combination photo shows a gust of wind blowing Pope Francis' skullcap during his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi
The wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leaves at the end of the Jubilee audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Alessaandro Bianchi
The wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leaves at the end of the Jubilee audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Alessaandro Bianchi 
A combination photo shows a gust of wind blowing Pope Francis' mantle during his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
The wind blows Pope Francis' (L) mantle as he arrives at a Jubilee audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
The wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leaves at the end of the mass for the Armed Forces Jubilee in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he stands at the balcony of St. John's in Lateran basilica after celebrating a solemn mass in Rome in this combination picture April 7, 2013. The pontiff officially took possession of the basilica which is his cathedral in his capacity as bishop of Rome. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Pope Francis talks with Archbishop Georg Ganswein as a gust of wind blows his mantle during the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Pope Francis holds his mantle blown by a gust of wind as he leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile 
The wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leads a Jubilee audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
The wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leads a Jubilee audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Pope Francis has his vestments fly up due to the wind as he delivers remarks on the theme "We Hold These Truths," a quote from the U.S. Declaration of Independence, in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, September 26 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Pope Francis has his vestments fly up over his head due to the wind as he delivers remarks in front of a statue of George Washington on the theme "We Hold These Truths," a quote from the U.S. Declaration of Independence, in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, September 26 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle over his face as he leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile 
A gust of wind blows off Pope Francis' cap during his arrival at the airport in Havana September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
A gust of wind lifts Pope Francis' mantle during his arrival at the airport in Havana, September 19, 2015. Pope Francis begins a nine-day tour of Cuba and the United States on Saturday where he will see both the benefits and complexities of a fast-evolving detente between the old Cold War foes that he helped broker. Better sensitized to the issue than predecessors because of his Latin American roots, the 78-year-old Argentine pontiff facilitated a back channel for talks and sent missives to Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama in 2014. REUTERS/Claudia Daut
A gust of wind blows the mantle of Pope Francis as he leads his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi
A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's skull cap off as a priest tries to grab it during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Archbishop Georg Ganswein (L) helps Pope Francis with his mantle as a gust of wind blows at the end of the ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. The four nuns being canonised include two Palestininan nuns, Marie Alphonsine Ghattas, founder of the first Catholic congregation in Palestine, and Mariam Baouardy Haddad, who established a Carmelite convent in Bethlehem. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
A gust of wind blows the mantle of Pope Francis as he stands next to Sri Lanka's newly elected president Mithripala Sirisena (not seen) at the Colombo airport January 13, 2015. Pope Francis said on Tuesday Sri Lanka needed to find out the truth of what happened during its long civil war in order to consolidate peace and heal scars between religious communities. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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