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St. Francis of Assisi, Whose Name Was Assumed By The Current Pope, Died This Day, 791-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge



A Giovanni Bellini masterpiece c. 1480.



Though rightly revered over the centuries for his religiosity and commitment to humanity, St. Francis, right now, is probably most famous because Pope Francis opted to assume his name as his regnal name. That was special and unique. The first name assumed by a pope that was NOT the name, birth or assumed, of another pope.

Yes, he founded the Franciscans. He is the Patron Saint of Animals, Merchants & Ecology — and Co-Patron of Italy. Watch the above video.

He is revered as being a truly good person.

His Feast Day is tomorrow, i.e., October 4.


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by Anura Guruge

Good Pope, Bl. John XXIII’s (#262) 132nd Birthday — Born November 25, 1881 in Sotto il Monte, Italy.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

A young Angelo Roncalli from ‘papagiovanni.com’.



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Born: 25 November 1881

Died: 3 June 1963 — aged 81
(same as his father)

Elected Pope: 28 October 1958

To be Sainted: 27 April 2014

Vatican II Council: 1962 to 1965

Feast Day: 11 October
(the day of the start of Vatican II)



The 'papagiovanni.com' multilingual Website run by  PONTIFICIO ISTITUTO MISSIONI ESTERE (PIME) a wonderful resource for information and pictures of this good pope. Click image to access.

The ‘papagiovanni.com’ multilingual Website run by PONTIFICIO ISTITUTO MISSIONI ESTERE (PIME) a wonderful resource for information and pictures of this good pope. Click image to access.