Assisi, Not Xavier

Mar 14 2013 @ 12:15pm

Confirmed:

Applause broke out in the Sistine Chapel for Bergoglio when he crossed the threshold of 77 votes, and again when he said “Accetto,” I accept, according to Dolan, who himself had been considered a candidate for the throne. Dolan told reporters that Bergoglio “immediately said, ‘I choose the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi,’ ” referring to a rich man’s son who took a vow of poverty.

From Pope Liberace to Pope Francis. That’s a lot of drag to put away.