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01/03/2014 10:49 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Pope Francis Leaves Nuns A Voicemail That You Have To Hear

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 04:  Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's square for his weekly audience on December 4, 2013
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 04: Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's square for his weekly audience on December 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. At the end of his General Audience Pontiff called on everyone to pray for a group of nuns taken by force from the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Tecla in the ancient Christian town of MaÕlula in Syria. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

On New Year's Eve at 11:45 am, Pope Francis called up the small community of the Carmelite nuns of Luccena in Cordoba, Spain, but they didn't pick up the phone. Their once-large community has now dwindled to a mere five nuns, three of which are from Argentina, which is also the pope's home country. He left them a voicemail in Spanish which said:

What are the nuns doing that they can't answer [the phone]? I am Pope Francis, I wish to greet you in this end of the year, I will see if I can call you later. May God bless you!

According to ABC, he managed to get a hold of them at 7:15 pm and convey his good wishes for the new year.

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