St. Francis of Assisi took amazing twists, turns

Catholic News Service | Gregory A. Shemitz
The director of the Vatican Press Office has noted that the pope's choice of the name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi, strongly recalls the saint's evangelical spirituality and radical poverty. Who is St. Francis of Assisi? The Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, based in St. Louis, refers to their religious community's founder as a medieval man of radical action and a challenger of the status quo.

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