"What are the 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," said Pope France in his voice mail to Spanish nuns.
This happened on New Year's Eve at about 11:45 AM when Pope Francis called up a small community of the Carmelite nuns of Luccena in Cordoba, located in Southern Spain.
The nuns were not there and there was no one to pick up the phone. So what does the Pope do? He did what most people would do. He simply left a message by asking them what are the nuns doing that they can't answer. Then he introduced himself and said that he had called to greet them on the occasion of the New Year. He blessed them in a message and said he hoped to call again later.
According to ABC, the Pope managed to talk to the nuns in seven and a half hours leter by calling them at 7:15 and personally conveying his Papal good wishes for the New Year.
This man is truly an amazing example for all of us displaying charming humility and moving not only Catholics but also non-catholics and even non-Christians.