A man who killed his mother and his father received a phone call from Pope Francis, after he wrote to the Pope to him begging for forgiveness.
Pietro Maso, who is now 45, was released from jail in 2013 and spent more than 20 years there for battering his parents with a heavy saucepan and then suffocating them.
Maso told the weekly magazine Chi: “‘I wrote a letter to the Pope in which I asked forgiveness for what I did 25 years ago and that I was praying for peace. After a few days the telephone rang. ‘I was with Stefania, my partner. I pick up and I hear: ‘It’s Francis, Pope Francis”.’
The Telegraph said the Vatican would not comment on the Pope’s private phone calls. According to Maso, the phone call was actually made in 2013, but has not been reported until now.
Among the recipients of the Pope’s private telephone calls are a divorced and civilly remarried woman, a transgender man and a rape victim.
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