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Pope stuns teen with a phone call

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VATICAN CITY -

Pope Francis has already proved he has the personal touch.

In Rio de Janeiro last month, he was among the adoring crowds, kissing every baby he could.

But for those who can't get that close, try writing Pope Francis a letter. He may just call you in return.

This week Stefano Cabizza was the latest person to receive a call from the Vatican. The 19-year-old student says he was lost for words when he heard a voice saying, "This is Pope Francis."

They chatted for eight minutes. The pope even asking Cabizza to address him informally

Since his election in March, he has shown he has been a very different kind of Pope - riding the bus, paying his hotel bill, and keeping his simple plastic watch.

So what do you do if the Pope calls? One Italian newspaper provided some helpful tips:
Try talking about soccer, because the Pope loves it. But avoid Vatileaks or any other scandal for that matter.

Do ask about his predecessor, Pope Benedict, but don't ask for any favors.

And remember it's your landline Pope Francis will call, not your cell. He's kind of old fashioned that way.

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