Pope Francis surprises an Italian family with a Christmastime call

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Pope Francis blesses a small infant.

Pope Francis blesses a child as he leads a special audience for members of an Italian Catholic association of teachers, school managers, educators and trainers at the Vatican on March 14, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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(RNS) A letter from an Italian boy who wrote the pope because he was worried about his ailing aunt has prompted another surprise papal phone call from Francis.