Papal phone calls Archives - Crux



  • Pope phones trash man who lost legs in accident

    Pope phones trash man who lost legs in accident

    • Jul 21, 2017

    A father of five children had been collecting garbage in a Buenos Aires neighborhood in March when he was struck by a car going some 80 miles an hour. As a result of the accident, both of his legs had to be amputated. Before being honored by the city, he received a call from Pope Francis.

  • Pope Francis makes surprise call to sick seminarian

    Pope Francis makes surprise call to sick seminarian

    • Mar 27, 2016

    ROME – Pope Francis’ penchant for calling people out of the blue is already the stuff of legend, and the “cold call pope” was back at it again recently, stunning a sick Italian seminarian with a call to promise prayers and to urge him not to lose hope. The call

  • Notorious family-killer gets a phone call from Pope Francis

    Notorious family-killer gets a phone call from Pope Francis

    • Jan 20, 2016

    ROME — What do a divorced and civilly remarried woman, a transgender man, a boy concerned over his aunt’s health, a man who served a 22-year sentence for killing his parents, and scores of other seemingly random people around the world have in common? They’ve all received a phone call

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