Pope Francis tripped and fell while celebrating mass near the southern town of Czestochowa,Poland in front of tens of thousands of faithful.

The Pope fell as he was approaching the alter but was quickly helped to his feet by other clergy members.

The Pontiff is in Poland for World Youth Day events which will see him headline an international Catholic youth extravaganza.

See the photos and video below:

Pope Francis managed to get back up on to his feet with a little help from those around him, including Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Guido Marini