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Pope Francis Explains Why he Choose his Name

By March 18, 2013News, Rome Reports

Ave Maria!

At an audience with journalists on Saturday, three days after his election, Pope Francis explained that he chose the name because he wants to focus on the poor. He also pointed out that journalists share the same goal as the Church of spreading truth, beauty and kindness. Pope Francis left no doubt about what his focus will be during his pontificate as the first Latin American Pope for the Catholic Church.

Speaking to the more than 5,000 journalists at the Paul VI Hall, Francis also explained how that focus on the world’s most needy influenced his name choice.


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