Pope late for Angelus after getting stuck in lift

Pontiff got stuck in a lift for 25 minutes.

Pope Francis was late for the traditional midday appointment for the Angelus in St Peter's Square on 1 September, after getting stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes.

Apologising to the faithful for his late appearance, Pope Francis explained that he was rescued by firefighters, adding: "Give them a round of applause."

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Pope late for Angelus after getting stuck in lift

Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City