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March 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM

New Pope honors St. Francis of Assisi

Name should encourage respect for animals I was delighted to learn that the newly elected pope named himself after St. Francis of Assisi, generally known as patron saint of the animals [“Papal name honors saint who served the poor,” News, March 14]. Indeed, Catholic and Anglican churches hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day…

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