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Francis: A Pope of the People, For the People

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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:41 am, Tue Mar 26, 2013.

Saint Francis was my confirmation name. I’ve always had a liking of that particular saint. I chose him as a representative of my life because I love the humility he has shown throughout his. Everyone knows St Francis as an animal-loving, kind-hearted, simple sort of man. These are the sort of characteristics I try to portray in my day-to-day living.

Never for an instance did I expect to hear the name “Francis” announced on the television as I and my grandmother watched the new pope emerge and stand upon the balcony over thousands of cheering people. All I can remember feeling excitement and joy inside. Not only did we have a new pope, but he and I had a lot more in common than I was expecting!

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