Friday, March 22, 2013

Pope personally cancels daily newspaper delivery

Pope Francis greeted kiosk owner, asked for his prayers
Pope Francis gives a thumbs-up gesture (Photo by Paul Hanna, Reuters)
In his new role, the Pope will no longer require a morning newspaper delivered to his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He surprised the owner of a local kiosk when he called and cancelled his subscription himself:
Around 1:30 p.m. local time on March 18, Daniel Del Regno, the kiosk owner’s son, answered the phone and heard a voice say, “Hi Daniel, it’s Cardinal Jorge.”

He thought that maybe a friend who knew that the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires bought the newspaper from them every day was pulling a prank on him.

“Seriously, it’s Jorge Bergoglio, I’m calling you from Rome,” the Pope insisted.
 Catholic News Agency has the story here.

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