Pope rescued by firefighters after being stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes

sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more

Pope rescued by firefighters after being stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

Pope Francis arrived 7 minutes late for his traditional noon appointment with the public in Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday because he was stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes, according to the Associated Press.

The Pope apologized to the crowd on Sunday after he had to be rescued by firefighters.

“I have to beg your pardon”, he said while smiling.

(MORE: Pope Francis: A Look Inside His Daily Life)

PHOTO: Pope Francis speaks from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's square during the weekly Angelus prayer on Sept. 1, 2019 at the Vatican. He had been stuck in an elevator for about 25 minutes. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more

PHOTO: Pope Francis speaks from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's square during the weekly Angelus prayer on Sept. 1, 2019 at the Vatican. He had been stuck in an elevator for about 25 minutes. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

More

Pope Francis said that a “drop in tension” caused the elevator to block, apparently referring to electrical power.

Pope Francis seemed to take the whole event in stride.

“A round of applause for the fire brigade”, he said, according to AP, as he asked the public attending his service in the square to applaud the Holy See firefighters who rescued him from peril.

all right reserved for yahoo news

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV Welsh mother fears she could lose son as cannabis oil which stops his seizures ...
NEXT Fadi Fawaz 'is living in a shockingly dirty £49-a-night Travelodge'