Everybody seems to be assuming that the Pope, a Jesuit, took his name from St. Francis of Assisi. Why is that? Is it not at least as likely, if not much more so, that he was thinking of St. Francis Xavier?
posted on 03/14/2013 8:13:09 PM PDT
I lean that way too. But evidently he said something explicity about St. Francis of Assisi.
posted on 03/14/2013 8:46:04 PM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
He told the Cardinals after his election that he was taking that name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.
posted on 03/14/2013 8:59:43 PM PDT
Is it not at least as likely, if not much more so, that he was thinking of St. Francis Xavier?
That's what I think, too. I haven't heard anyone say which it is.
Maybe he'll never tell.
posted on 03/15/2013 2:22:46 AM PDT
by Right Wing Assault
(Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
I believe I heard that HE said it was after St.Francis of Assisi.
posted on 03/15/2013 2:23:34 AM PDT
by Ann Archy
(ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
I do think he was thinking of both saints, one who who reforms and one who did missionary work.
posted on 03/15/2013 3:41:25 AM PDT
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