Pope Francis has been rescued by firefighters after he got stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes, ahead of his weekly address on Sunday.
Pope Francis swings a thurible of incense as he celebrates the Palm Sunday mass on April 14, 2019 at St. Peter’s square in the Vatican. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) Francis apologised to crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City on Sunday, after showing up late for his weekly address.
Addressing the crowds, he explained: “Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. First of all, I have to apologise for being late but I had an unexpected event, I have been stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes.”
The Pope said that there was “a drop in voltage,” and that the elevator stopped.
“Thank goodness, the firemen arrived, and I thank them so much, and after 25 minutes of work they managed to get it started again,” he said.
“A round of applause for the firefighters!” he added.