Pope Says Got Stuck In Vatican Lift, Freed By Fireman

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Updated September 1, 2019
Pope Francis 
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Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.

“I have to apologise for being late. I was trapped in a lift for 25 minutes, there was a power outage but then the firemen came,” the smiling 82-year old pontiff said.

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