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Pope Francis was late for prayers after getting trapped in lift

Pope Francis has apologised for arriving late for his weekly prayer in St Peter’s Square.

He explained to those gathered that he was stuck in a lift in the Vatican.

The 82-year-old pontiff told the worshipers that he had been trapped in the lift for 25 minutes.

The trapped could not functioned due to a power outage at the Vatican.

Pope Francis however explained that he was freed by firefighters who detected the situation.

Meanwhile the Pope’s visit to Mozambique has drawn some controversy after the Mozambique government said it would spend about $325,000 on preparations for his visit this month.

Foreign Minister Jose Pacheco told Radio Mozambique that “There is a basic budget but it is being adjusted, considering that when things like this are being done, there are occasional situations which need to be dealt with.”


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