For as long as I can remember, the Pope has been one of the most important role models in my life. I never imagined that the leader of our Catholic Church would be so down to earth and friendly. Recently Pope Francis received a letter from an Italian boy, and he really went the extra mile. Instead of just reading the letter he responded. I don’t mean through letter either. Pope Francis gave a surprise phone call to this student recently.
Pope Francis is gaining a reputation for being a very down-to-earth person. Despite his position at the Vatican he seems to live a really simply life. Personally, I believe that his deeds reflect the type of leadership that we need as Catholics. He lives the life that we should all strive to live. The Pope has that humble aura that even doesn’t intimidate people, and the fact that Pope Francis gave a surprise phone call to this student affirms that.
You can read more about Pope Francis’ conversation with the Italian teenager here: “Hello, It’s the Pope”: Francis Calls Student