VIDEO: Here's why Pope Francis has a nasty black eye

Here's why the Pope has a nasty black eye (CNN Newsource)

Pope Francis is healing after he bumped his head on his popemobile Sunday during a procession in Colombia.

Video shows the vehicle make an abrupt stop, briefly pushing the pontiff's face up against the protective glass.

The platform gives him a chance to wave at crowds hoping to catch a glimpse of the church leader.

"I got bashed," he later explained jokingly to reporters; he has since publicly had a dressing above his eye and bruising on his left cheek.

A spokesperson for the Vatican confirmed the pope was doing well and would not modify his schedule because of the accident.