Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope Francis I
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March 13th, 2013 (12:40 PM).
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Saint Francis is the saint of the poor, and he wants to comfort them by choosing that name so they know he cares about them even while he's walking around the extreme luxury of the Vatican.
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Partly. It is symbolic, yes. But being among the poor has just also always been his motto. He walks among them and is known for taking the bus (which apparently in the eyes of the media makes him a "champion of the poor").
Oh well, whatever. Was hoping for someone younger and more personable.
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