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Statement from Fr. Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press on the Election of Pope Francis

3/14/2013 - 6:10 AM PST

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ATLANTA, GA (March 14, 2013) - Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio, Founder and Publisher of Ignatius Press, comments on yesterday's election of Pope Francis:

"It is a brilliant stroke of the Holy Spirit that completely faked out the media (and me too, I have to say). A son of Ignatius takes the name of Francis. A man of Old World heritage who is part of the New World. Truly a Pontifex Maximus (which means "the greatest builder of bridges"). He's solidly orthodox with a zeal for the poor. His model is the obedience of Ignatius and the poverty of Francis. How blessed we Catholics are in our popes!"

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