Pope For Tomorrow

This article is from Issue 64: July/August 2013

When Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly resigned for health reasons, few could have predicted that his predecessor would so quickly move to change the perception of the Roman Catholic Church. Here’s a look at some of Pope Francis’ most radical moves to date.

1. Chose to take the name of Saint Francis of Assisi because of his dedication to the poor.

2. Following his election to the papacy, he paid his own hotel bill, personally thanked staff and took a bus, instead of the popemobile, back to the Vatican residence with his fellow cardinals.

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