Pope Francis calls home

2013-03-19 Vatican Radio

(RV) Thousands of pilgrims gathered Tuesday in Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo outside the Cathedral to follow Pope Francis’ installation mass in Rome were stunned to hear the Pope’s own voice addressing them over loudspeakers. Made in the early morning hours from Rome, Pope Francis’s telephone call was broadcast live to the faithful gathered in the square of his native Argentina: “We all walk united,” he said; “we take care of each other and, continue to pray for me.” “To pray,” he added, “is so beautiful. It means looking to heaven and to our heart. We know that we have a good Father who is God.” The Pope then called on people to “put aside jealousy and hatred” and to take care “of the family, nature, children and the elderly.”