Upon learning that a large contingent of his fellow Argentinians planned to fly to Rome for his inaugural Mass, Pope Francis passed on these surprising instructions, “Tell the bishops to tell the people not to come. It’s too expensive. Use the money you would have spent on travel to help the poor.”
Yet the pope did not forget the people of his homeland. He placed a call to the cellphone of one of his aides in Buenos Aires, which was broadcast to the crowd gathered to watch the Mass.
“Dear sons and daughters, I know you have gathered in the square. I know that you are saying prayers, I need them very much. It is beautiful to pray because we look to heaven and know that we have a good father who is God."
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