Rorate Caeli

In Francis' own voice: phone recording

We have often heard that Pope Francis likes to use the phone to speak to people unexpectedly - and now we have a curious recorded evidence of this. On December 31, he called the community of the Carmelite nuns of Lucena (Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain), a once powerful and numerous community now reduced to only five nuns, three of whom hail from Argentina. Since no one answered the phone when he called, at 1145 (AM), he recorded a message in the answering device:

"What are the nuns doing that they can't answer [the phone]? 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!" (Listen to it here in Spanish)

Indeed, he did call them back at 1915 (7:15 PM) and was able to talk to them.

(Tip: Spanish daily ABC)