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Francis has been dubbed the "cold-call pope" due to his penchant for picking up the phone and calling all sorts of folks. But his habit can also encourage hoaxes and pranksters, and the Vatican this week had to deny two reports of alleged papal phone calls.


  1. […] spiritual leadership, changes in style, tone, and emphasis are real changes. Recently Pope Francis phoned a 35-year-old Italian woman, who had written to him because the man who had gott… She didn’t want to, but she was frightened and alone. The pope encouraged her not let anyone rob […]

  2. […] her own situation. According to a Sept. 6 story that appeared on the Religion News Service website (… ) Ms. Romano had become pregnant after a tryst with the man she believed to be her fiance. But when […]