Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Pope Francis personally called the owner of a kiosk in Buenos Aires to cancel the delivery of his newspaper subscription.

According to report in Catholic News Agency, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio who was elected as the Catholic Church's new pope, talked with the kiosk owner Luis Del Regno's son Daniel Del Regno and offered his best wishes to the family and asked him to discontinue the service.

Daniel said that when he got a call saying its Cardinal Jorge, he thought someone was playing a prank on him and could not believe it.

"Seriously, it's Jorge Bergoglio, I'm calling you from Rome," the Pope reassured.

"I was in shock, I broke down in tears and didn't know what to say," he told the Argentinean daily La Nacion, "He thanked me for delivering the paper all this time and sent best wishes to my family."

He also recalled that he had asked Cardinal Bergoglio if he thought he would be elected Pope before he left for Rome.

"He answered me, 'That is too hot to touch. See you in 20 days, keep delivering the paper.' And the rest is, well, history," he said, "I told him to take care and that I would miss him. I asked him if there would ever be the chance to see him here again. He said that for the time being that would be very difficult, but that he would always be with us."

Meanwhile, Luis recollected the former cardinal "would come by the kiosk at 5:30 a.m. and buy La Nacion. He would chat with us for a few minutes and then take the bus to Lugano, where he would serve mate (tea) to young people and the sick."

"In June he baptized my grandson, it was an amazing feeling," Del Regno said. "I know what he's like. He's one of a kind," he added.