Pope gets stuck in elevator, has to be rescued by firefighters

Pope Francis holds his General Weekly Audience in St. Peter's Square on August 29, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Giulio Origlia/Getty Images) 

Pope Francis says he was stuck for 25 minutes in a Vatican elevator and had to be rescued by firefighters. 

Francis apologized to faithful in St. Peter's Square Sunday for showing up seven minutes late for his traditional noon appointment with the public. 

Apparently referring to electric power, Francis said a "drop in tension" caused the elevator to block. He said that Holy See firefighters rescued him and asked the people in the square to applaud them.