Saturday, January 04, 2014

pope crank calls some nuns..or something like that: audio here

Okay...Cold call, not crank call.
Makes you wonder if he texts (:
 Breaking news:
Madrid (CNN) -- The nuns in a Carmelite community in Lucena, Spain, received a voice-mail message on New Year's Eve that they had to share with the world. The caller was Pope Francis.
"What are the nuns doing that they can't answer?" the Pope said jokingly. "I am Pope Francis, I wish to greet you in this end of the year, I will see if I can call you later. May God bless you!"
The nuns passed the audio message to the Spanish radio network COPE, which is linked to the body that runs the Roman Catholic Church in Spain.
The nuns were praying when Francis called shortly before noon, and so didn't answer, the radio network said.
Pope Francis leaves voice mail for nuns
When they played the voice mail back, they got a surprise.
The prioress of the convent, Sister Adriana, told the radio network she "literally wanted to die" when she first heard the message.
"Our friendship goes back 15 years but we never thought the pope would remember to think of us," she said.
After the nuns realized that they had missed a phone call from the Pope, they didn't know what to do. They consulted with their local bishop and tried to call Francis back, without success, the radio network said.
The nuns decided simply to wait in hope of another call.

Hours later, the phone rang again -- and this time they answered..
link, full article

Note:  Translation issues with the pope again.  "I am Pope Francis" is not the best translation; even though that is literally what he said.  It sounds arrogant in English, but in Spanish it is a common way of saying "It's me."

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