I wonder if the public has designated Saint Francis of Assisi as the new Pope’s spiritual model without knowing there was another Saint Francis- of Xavier. Reviewing info on St Francis Xavier I see a very close Southern Hemisphere church person much like I see in Pope Francis. Perhaps someone has a more declared reason/purpose for Pope Francis’s choice.
Pope Francis himself said that he picked the name of St. Francis of Assisi. He sees his major task at hand (besides, of course, the salvation of souls) as rebuilding/repairing the Church which was a task that God gave to St. Francis
posted on 03/15/2013 6:41:52 AM PDT
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