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Catholic Pope Francis gets stuck inside Elevator, Rescued by Fire Fighters

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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.

(CNN, NAN)

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