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Spanish nuns miss Pope’s New Year call

PUBLISHED: January 7, 2014 at 11:26 am  •  LAST EDITED: January 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm
Andalucia, Cordoba, Lead  •  1 Comments


Spanish nuns miss Pope’s New Year call

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POPE FRANCIS was left bemused after a call he put in to a group of Cordoban nuns went to voicemail.

The pontif called the community of Carmelite nuns in Luccena at 11:45am on New Year’s eve to wish them happy new year.

But there was no reply at the convent, so he left them a message.

He said: “What are 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!”

The once-thriving convent has dwindled to just five, three of which are Argentine like the pope.

He eventually managed to get a hold of them at 7:15 pm and convey his good wishes for the new year.

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January 8th, 2014 2:52 am

Where exactly is the evidence of ‘partying nuns’?




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