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The pope's family emigrated from Italy's northwestern Piedmont region. The former cardinal said he chose to name himself after St Francis of Assisi because of his "spiritual ties with this land."
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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Joel 2:12-18
'But now -- declares Yahweh- come back to me with all your ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
For I am well aware of my offences, my sin is constantly in ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
'Be careful not to parade your uprightness in public to attract ... Read More

Reading 2, Second Corinthians 5:20--6:2
So we are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were ... Read More

Saint of the Day

February 10 Saint of the Day

St. Scholastica
February 10: St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict, consecrated her life to ... Read More