April 21, 2014

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Pope Francis: Why Francis?

Recently a new Pope was elected by Roman Catholic Cardinals from across the world. Catholics have enthusiastically applauded the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario from Argentina who chose the name Pope Francis after the venerated St. Francis of Assisi. His choice of Francis as his Popery name has caused many outside the Catholic faith to respond positively because of what St. Francis believed and espoused as a friar and preacher in the Catholic Church. We will circle back to St Francis Assisi and close our discussion in this article with this remarkable man who preached to birds who would land on his shoulders and listen to his discourse, unafraid.