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Pope Francis’ voicemail: ‘I wanted to say Happy New Year. I’ll call back’

Pope Francis made a surprise phone call on New Year’s Eve to a convent of nuns in Spain, only to reach their answering machine

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When Pope Francis calls, you make sure you’re at home. That was not the case when the head of the Catholic Church made a surprise call to a convent of nuns in Spain, only to reach their answering machine.

According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the pope called on New Year’s Eve to wish the nuns in Luccena, Cordoba a happy New Year but left a message on the answering machine instead.

“What are the nuns doing that they can’t answer [the phone]? 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.

Sister Adriana, prioress of the convent, told COPE radio station that the nuns had been busy with their midday pray and so they could not answer the call.