Thursday 22 February 2018

Pope phones home to cancel his daily papers

AMID the pomp and ceremony of his installation as the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis still found time to phone a kiosk in his home city of Buenos Aires and cancel his daily newspaper order.

At first Daniel Del Regno thought it was a prank call, perhaps made by a friend trying to pull his leg. The Pope – the former archbishop of Buenos Aires – had to insist that it was him calling from the Vatican.

"Seriously, it's Jorge Bergoglio, I'm calling you from Rome," he said during the call earlier this week. The Pope asked Mr Del Regno to cancel the delivery of his daily newspaper to his modest apartment because he would not be returning to Argentina any time soon.

Irish Independent

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