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Unmarried mother stunned by Pope's sympathetic phone call

Catholic World News - September 06, 2013

Pope Francis has again made headlines with an unexpected phone call—this time, to a single mother.

The Italian woman, Anna Romero, had written to the Pope asking for advice when the father of her unborn child said that he would not take responsibility for the baby. Rather than writing back, the Holy Father called her to give her encouragement; he volunteered to baptize the child.

Anna Romero—who described the phone conversation as brief and very emotional—said that if the child is a boy she will name him Francis.

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  • Posted by: fwhermann3492 - Sep. 07, 2013 12:42 PM ET USA

    That's why I love this pope.

  • Posted by: unum - Sep. 07, 2013 9:24 AM ET USA

    Francis is truly the Pope our Church has been waiting for.

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