Friday, October 4, 2013

St. Francis and Pope Francis

Just seven months ago, Pope Francis brought a new name to the papacy, and tomorrow we celebrate that great saint, St. Francis of Assisi. In this video from Catholic News Service — recorded only three days after the pope’s election — Pope Francis recounts the story of why he chose the name Francis.

Pope Francis plans to visit Assisi and commemorate his namesake tomorrow. The pope will venerate the Shrine of San Damiano, visit the sick, address young people and visit many other churches and sites.