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Sister Cristina, Italy's Singing Nun, Meets Pope Francis

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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis greets Sister Cristina Scuccia as she presents him with her compact disk at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. After winning the Voice of Italy singing contest, the Ursuline nun launched her first album "Sister Cristina" last month, after a single also included in the album, with her version of Madonna's "Like a Virgin". (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis greets Sister Cristina Scuccia as she presents him with her compact disk at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. After winning the Voice of Italy singing contest, the Ursuline nun launched her first album "Sister Cristina" last month, after a single also included in the album, with her version of Madonna's "Like a Virgin". (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Sister Cristina has had her prayers answered.

The Italian nun who shattered stereotypes this year with her powerful voice and electric stage presence finally got the chance to meet the biggest rockstar of the Catholic Church -- Pope Francis.

It fulfilled a dream that the young nun articulated in her very first performance for Italy's "The Voice", back in March of this year.

When the judges asked Sister Cristina what the Vatican would think of her singing, she reportedly replied, "I hope Pope Francis will call me now."

That dream finally came true after Pope Francis' general audience on Wednesday. According to Ansa, Sister Cristina shook hands with the Pope in St. Peter's Square and handed him a copy of her self-titled first album, which includes the single "Like A Virgin." Her cover of Madonna's classic song has gathered more than 4 million views on YouTube.

The pope responded with a big smile.

Sister Cristina is slated to perform at the Vatican's Christmas concert on December 13, along with American singer Patti Smith.

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