“Don’t Flay or Skin Anyone Alive”: The Pope’s Surprise Phone Call to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

The faithful were not sleeping last night in Buenos Aires!  In fact, thousands of them were standing in the cool summer air—gathered in the Plaza de Mayo, the main square of Buenos Aires, expecting to watch the new Pope’s inaugural Mass.And what a surprise they got!  At 7:32 a.m. Rome time (3:32 a.m. in Argentina), the loudspeakers in the Plaza began broadcasting the familiar voice of their shepherd, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio.Clarin, an Argentine newspaper, reported that t … [Read more...]