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Pope Francis surprises nuns in Spain with phone call
BBC ^ | January 3, 2014

Posted on 01/04/2014 4:46:07 AM PST by NYer

Nuns in a convent in southern Spain have told local media of their surprise at an answerphone message they received from Pope Francis on New Year's Eve.

Pope Francis was previously archbishop of Buenos Aires and knew some of the nuns at the convent as they also are from Argentina.

The nuns were at prayer when the Pope rang.

On hearing the message, they rang their bishop to try to get back in contact, but the Pope rang back in the evening.

Sister Adriana, the prioress of the convent, told COPE radio "she wanted to die" on hearing the message.

"Our friendship goes back 15 years but I never thought the Pope would remember us," she said.

A recording of the message has been played on Spanish media.

"What can the nuns be doing that they can't answer?", it begins.

"Pope Francis speaking, I wanted to say hello to you at the end of the year. I'll see if I can call you again later. God bless you."

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach

1 posted on 01/04/2014 4:46:07 AM PST by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Waiting for the pope’s call, ping!

2 posted on 01/04/2014 4:46:42 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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This is a Carmelite monastery in Cordoba. It’s a very old one (400 years!) but now there are only 5 nuns left, and three of them are Argentinian. I hope that perhaps this phone call will attract a little attention to them.

One of the good things about this Pope is that he seems very positive about contemplative religious orders.

3 posted on 01/04/2014 4:53:43 AM PST by livius
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WOW that soo cool

4 posted on 01/04/2014 9:16:25 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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