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'Pray for unity,' Pope to Plaza de Mayo vigil

As thousands of Catholics were congregated at Plaza de Mayo in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, where huge screens and Vatican and Argentine flags were set up for people to joyfully celebrate the beginning of Francis’ papacy, the Pontiff surprised the masses with an unexpected phone call.

At 3:35am, and while the masses were waiting or the coronation Mass in Rome, that took place at 5.30am today (local time), organizers announced they had a call from the Vatican and that it was the very same Francis.

“Hi everybody. I know you are all gathered at the square”, the pontiff said and continued, “I also know you are praying which is always beautiful. I will ask you to pray for unity so there’s no hatred, no fights and envy among us.”

Likewise, Francis asked believers “to take care of each other, take care of your lives, your families, the Mother Nature, the children and the elder people. And do not go around throwing critiques at others.”

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