Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Which Francis, successor of St. Peter

Te Deum Laudamus for the new Pope Francis but might he not have invoked his name after the patron St. Francis Xavier co-founder of the Society of Jesus with St. Ignatius, rather than as everyone assumes Francis of Assissi? In any case our prayers for the ecumenical priorities that the Jesuit's espouse. May Pope Francis be blessed with the strength and the health required for the mission for which he has been today Ordained through the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 comment:

  1. No, the Vatican has announced that his patron, and the inspiration for his name, is St Francis of Assisi. St Francis was his mother's most beloved saint, and the new Pope has had a particular devotion to him since he was a small boy.