Two nuns have been rescued from a lift in Rome after being trapped for three days without food and water. The 69-year-old from New Zealand and a 58-year-old Irish nun became stuck on Friday at the Marist convent after an electrical power failure. They cried out for help but there was no-one in the building over the weekend, Italian media said. They were discovered on Monday by a cleaner who called police after ringing the doorbell and receiving no reply.
The police entered the building and called out if anyone was there and the nuns replied: “Yes, we are here, in the elevator”, according to Il Messaggero. The two women later said they had “prayed so much” while trapped, Il Messaggero reported. They were taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated for dehydration. The Marist Sister House hosts visitors to Rome from religious missions around the world, BBC reports.