The newly elected Pope Francis appears on the main balcony of St Peter's Basilica. His name was chosen after St. Francis of Assisi, the Vatican says.
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March 13, 2013 After his election as pope Wednesday, Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose a name that, for many Catholics, sent an immediate signal of his goal to unite the Roman Catholic Church: Pope Francis. The name also prompted some confusion — over whether it should include "I."
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