When 35-year-old Anna Romano told her boyfriend she was pregnant, he revealed that he was married, and, before abandoning her, suggested she have an abortion. Romano refused, and, out of desperation, wrote to Pope Francis for advice. She was “speechless” a few weeks ago when she answered her cell phone and the bishop of Rome was on the line. Pope Francis commended her for her bravery and reassured her that “the baby was a gift of God, a sign of Providence.” He offered to personally baptize the child if she had any problems finding a priest. It was another touching little act of kindness by the “cold-call pope.”
In 1961, Che Guevara’s plane was grounded at Ireland’s Shannon Airport, so he and his posse spent the night in nearby Kilkee, one of County Clare’s seaside resorts. To commemorate the visit by the great man, someone painted a mural of him. Now local authorities have painted over the mural, because, in the words of news reports, it “upset American tourists.” It’s amazing that any tourists, outside of Cubans and Cuban Americans, knew to be upset.