An Argentine woman who was allegedly raped by a police officer, only to have her report ignored and the officer promoted, wrote to Pope Francis saying that she was having a terrible time believing that justice would be done. Trust and forgiveness have been difficult issues for this lady to grapple with. Catholic News Agency reported yesterday that this past Sunday, she received a telephone call from the Vatican. On the other end of the line was a voice who said "it's the Pope."
“The Pope told me he receives thousands of letters each day, but that what I wrote moved him and touched his heart,” the woman said. “When I heard the Pope’s voice, it was like feeling the hand of God,” she said, saying that when she first realized that the Holy Father was on the telephone “I was petrified.” The woman reportedly told Argentine National University television station Canal 10 that her conversation with Pope Francis lasted for about half an hour, and centered largely on the themes of faith and trust. “The Pope listened attentively to my story,” she said. “I’ll do anything now to go to the Vatican. He told me he would meet with me.”
“Now I know that I am not alone and I will pick myself up again. The Pope told me that I am not alone and that I should have faith that justice will be done.”