Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Franciscan and Jesuit About Pope’s Name
Pope Francis related that at his election a cardinal told him, “Remember the poor.” “Right away, with regard to the poor, I thought of St. Francis of Assisi, then I thought of war,” he told the assembled journalists. “Francis loved peace and that is how the name came to me.” [Source: CNN].
Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan responded to questions from Jesuit Sam Sawyer about “what the life of St. Francis can tell us about the Pope’s choice of his name.” Listen to the full interview.