Bishop elect Jeffrey Haines didn't answer Vatican phone call on appointment, thought it was telemarketer

His phone kept ringing the weekend before last, but not recognizing the phone number and thinking it was a pesky telemarketer, Fr. Jeffrey Haines kept ignoring it.

Yet, the caller was persistent, even though he did not leave a message.

Several calls came in on Sunday and a couple more on Monday and finally, there was a message that Fr. Haines could barely make out.

He checked the name online and much to his surprise, he learned the French-born caller was none other than Archbishop Christophe Pierre who had been appointed papal nuncio last April.
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Anonymous said...

His being president of the priests council under Weakland says a lot.

Terry Nelson said...

He should have just let the phone keep ringing.