Still unsure whether he chose St. Francis of Assisi or St. Francis Xavier. According to the Vatican
, it might be the former.
posted on 03/14/2013 7:02:57 AM PDT
(Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
Definitely of St. Francis of Assisi ... Il Poverello ... by his own admission.
posted on 03/14/2013 7:05:28 AM PDT
(Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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.
posted on 03/14/2013 7:13:52 AM PDT
( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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**
posted on 03/14/2013 8:26:37 AM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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