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Pope calls nuns, talks to answering machine

Posted: January 5, 2014 at 2:14 a.m.

Pope Francis has made another one of his cold calls to wish a group of nuns in a Spanish convent a happy New Year. Only he got their answering machine, instead. “What are the nuns doing that they can’t answer the phone?” Francis asked in the message he left, the recording of which was obtained by Spain’s El Mundo newspaper and broadcast on Italian media Saturday. “This is Pope Francis. I wanted to offer you greetings for the end of the year. Maybe I’ll try to call again later. May God bless you,” he said.

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