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To: NYer
Still unsure whether he chose St. Francis of Assisi or St. Francis Xavier. According to the Vatican, it might be the former.
4 posted on 03/14/2013 7:02:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java
Definitely of St. Francis of Assisi ... Il Poverello ... by his own admission.
5 posted on 03/14/2013 7:05:28 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: COBOL2Java

Cardinal Dolan has said that when asked what name he would take the Pope made it clear that he was taking the name Francis to honor St. Francis of Assisi. I would have assumed it was Xavier given his status as a Jesuit but he made it clear he was namimg himslef after Il Poveretto.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 7:13:52 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: COBOL2Java
That link only says "presume"

**He hasn't yet told us why but one presumes it's after Saint Francis who was born in Assisi**

26 posted on 03/14/2013 8:26:37 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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