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12 facts about Pope Francis I

Published: Sunday, March 17 2013 10:08 p.m. MDT

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Pope Francis selected a name that reflects his own ministry. He chose the name of St. Francis of Assisi, who renounced family wealth to live with and serve the poor.

The new pope is known as a humble man who doesn't partake in luxuries.

This is the first time in papal history that the name "Francis" has been used.
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wwookie
Payson, UT

He should be a good one. With the ever increasing war against religion, we need religious leaders who practice what they preach.

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