Pope Francis was elected one year ago. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.
6. The new pope broke historic ground by choosing the name Francis, as this is the first time the name is being used by a pope, said CNN Vatican expert John Allen. Pope Francis chose his name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi because he is a lover of the poor.
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