I read what you presented as to St. Francis of Assisi and though even not being of the Catholic faith I can understand the meaning of Saint for this Francis. However, I still think that their was/is more of relationship of Pope Francis to Saint Francis of Xavier. First of all St Francis of Assisi was of the Franciscan order while both St Francis of Xavier and Pope Francis are both of the Jesuit order. Indeed I think Xavier helped found the Jesuit order with a few other priests. Secondly, the Pastoral background of Pope Francis and Xavier are much alike especially as to shepherding the poor and living their own lives. Thirdly, it strikes me, but might be of no significance, is that Pope Francis and St Xavier are both of the Southern Hemisphere. For me as a non Catholic it is a marvelous and wonderful happening that the Cardinals chose a man who would/could by his choice bring the whole world together by simply having/taking the name of two Saints.