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The first Francis

Pope FrancisRoman CatholicismChristianity
There have been dozens of Johns, Piuses, Benedicts and Clements, but never a Francis. Granted, the Roman Catholic Church has had only 1,000 years or so to get a Pope Francis; Francis of Assisi wasn't born until 1182. And then there's St. Francis' mystical, mendicant bent, his stigmata and his... Used by permission / J. Paul Getty Museum