February 9, 2015 8:52 AM EST

Pope Francis took a detour Sunday and stunned the residents of a Roman shantytown with a surprise visit.

Italian television station TV2000 captured a video showing the Pope laughing with the shocked crowd, many of whom originated from South America, Reuters reports.

“How many of you here speak Spanish?” the Argentinian Pope asked.

He was met with a boisterous response: “Todos!”

[Reuters]

More Must-Read Stories From TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com.

Read More From TIME
You May Also Like
EDIT POST