The Pope was late for his weekly address at St Peter's Square this morning after being stuck in a lift.
He spent 25 minutes in the elevator in the Vatican before firefighters were able to free him.
Pope Francis then asked the crowd to give them a round of applause as his sermon started 10 minutes later than normal.
He told the gathered crowd: "I must apologise for the delay, but there was an incident: I was locked in the elevator for 25 minutes. There was a drop in voltage and the elevator stopped.
"Thank God the fire brigade came - thank you so much - and after 25 minutes of work they managed to get it to go. Let's hear it for the fire brigade."
The pope traditionally appears at a Vatican window at midday every Sunday - delivering a short speech before leading the Angelus and a blessing.