When A Caller Claims He's The Pope, Be Careful: He May Be Telling The Truth
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. When Franco Rabuffi's phone rang, the caller said it was Pope Francis. Mr. Rabuffi hung up the phone. The phone rang again - same thing. Mr. Rabuffi hung up again. It turns out it was actually Pope Francis, which Rabuffi realized on the third try. A Vatican newspaper says the pope likes to call people who are suffering. No details about Rabuffi's condition, but he and his wife were invited to meet the pope. Francis hugged Rabuffi and told him it really was him on the line. It's MORNING EDITION - really.
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Correction May 5, 2015
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