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Pope Calls To Cancel His Newspaper Subscription

NPR
Monday, March 25, 2013

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The pope called a Buenos Aires newspaper kiosk to cancel his subscription. The shocked owner thought it was a joke until his holiest customer said, "Seriously. I'm calling you from Rome."

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. We've been hearing a lot of stories of the new pope's modesty, and now this. The pope called a Buenos Aires newspaper kiosk to cancel his own subscription. The shocked kiosk owner thought it was a joke until his holiest customer said, seriously, I'm calling you from Rome. The news vendor told an Argentine daily of another humble habit. The then-cardinal always collected and once a month returned the rubber bands from his newspapers. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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