The famous phone caller

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

Growing is the number of people who are getting a phone call from Pope Francis. As it stands it is really a grace that the Holy Father would sacrifice some time for you. By itself that demonstrates how important you are!

The first phone call that comes to mind is the one Pope Francis did to the leaders of the terror-stricken French city of Nice. In that phone call the Holy Father, humbly and generously, asked what he could do to help when a truck, driven at full speed through a crowd assisting to a firework display to celebrate Bastille Day, the French national holiday, left 84 people dead and more than 100 injured. Some of them battling for their lives. Pope Francis made that solidarity phone call, out of the blue, on Sunday July 17 to Paolo Celi, head of Amitié France-Italie, which is a national associations for Italians living in France and to Christian Estrosi, mayor of nice. Continue reading “The famous phone caller”