St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

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Chesterton was an orthodox religious person, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism. In 1923, he wrote this short biography of St. Francis of Assisi, after whom Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose his papal name, Pope Francis, when he was elected as the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, on 13 March 2013. The biography of St. Francis may help one understand why the Pope chose St. Francis as his namesake. Chesterton begins:

"A sketch of St. Francis… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1923

Word count: 43,801 words (≈ about 3 hours)

Source: Project Gutenberg Australia http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks09/0900611h.html

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)


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