Pope to Nuns: Hey, Pick Up, It's Me Francis has to leave a voice message By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jan 4, 2014 9:17 AM CST 33 comments Comments Pope Francis smiles as he addresses the Vatican Curia at the Vatican on Dec. 21. (AP Photo/Claudio Peri, Pool) (Newser) – Pope Francis has made another memorable cold call, this time to a group of nuns in a Spanish convent. Problem is, they didn't pick up. "What are the nuns doing that they can't answer the phone?" Francis asked in the message he left, the recording of which was obtained by Spain's El Mundo newspaper and broadcast on Italian media. "This is Pope Francis. I wanted to offer you greetings for the end of the year. Maybe I'll try to call again later. May God bless you."