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  •  Not sure he's named for the animal lover. (2+ / 0-)
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    Theodore J Pickle, Tinfoil Hat

    The major press report said so, but the same report spelled the name two different ways (Francis and Frances--which latter is the female form of the name).

    Isn't it more likely he took the name of the founder of his own priestly order, Saint Francis Xavier? (I believe Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope.)

    •  Spanish is Francisco, Italian is Francesco. (0+ / 0-)

      Both for the name "Francis" and for the saint's name.

      Since the new pope is Argentinian but the son of immigrants from Italy, both the "i" and the "e" would be appropriate.

      By the way, St. Francis was named "Francesco" ("French") because his mother was French (his cloth merchant father having traveled through France for his business).

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:43:06 AM PDT

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