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Pontiff's first stumble: Pope Francis takes a tumble in mass for cardinals but recovers to joke he is 'ageing like a fine wine'. Being thrust into the world spotlight is a daunting experience and it looked like Pope Francis' nerves may have got the better of him as he tripped up during Mass this this morning.
The 76-year-old stumbled while stepping down from the altar to greet the cardinals - it looked like his left shoe had become entangled in his flowing white robe.
He quickly regained his footing, but not before his trip was captured for the world to see.
His down-to-earth nature was reiterated when he noted that half of the cardinals attending were elderly saying 'Let us give this wisdom to young people; like good wine, it becomes better with age.'