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Francis, a name full of history, signals and pure orthodoxy

Thursday, March 14th 2013 - 02:32 UTC
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In choosing a name no other pope had ever taken, Pope Francis could be signalling that he sees the need for change in the Roman Catholic Church. The name recalls two of the church’s most famous saints. Read full article


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  • Frank

    '.... choosing the name of one of Italy’s patron saints also ties the new pope to Italy, the homeland of all popes of the last few centuries until 1978.'

    I'll bet he holds an Italian passport...

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 06:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    The pope missed a trick, should have called himself Pope Malo, after St.Malo.... Maloines, Malvinas. I guess it would have backfired... St.Malo was a Brit.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo


    Shouldn't there be a Vatican passport as it's a sovereign state?

    Or is it merely an Italian colony that ought to be on the C24 list?

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Why has the little woodcutting figure got a spcemans helmet on? :o)

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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