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To: marshmallow

St. Francis Borgia became the Superior General of the Jesuits, and in that position, he sent missionaries all over the world.

Many people think that the newly elevated Pope took his Papal name from St. Francis of Assisi, but that would make little sense, especially in light of his Jesuit origins.

St. Francis Borgia is a very interesting choice in and of itself, and while it was not at all the same story as St. Francis of Assisi, still many people can draw inspiration in a different and unique way.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 2:22:58 PM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: alloysteel
There was a report that Cardinal Dolan said that the new pope told the cardinals that he chose "Francis" in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

St. Francis Borgia was a direct descendant of the last Spanish-speaking pope, Alexander VI.

16 posted on 03/15/2013 9:52:40 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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