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Letters: Prayer for the pope

March 16, 2013

Re "A new world pope," March 14

When I was confirmed, I chose Francis as my confirmation name. I was inspired by St. Francis of Assisi and his example of peaceful humility and service. Unfortunately, the church would not allow me a male name, and I had to settle for Frances, the feminine form.

I have always considered St. Francis my role model. I pray that Pope Francis not only leads a more forward-thinking church but also a forward-moving one, modeled in his namesake's grace.

Jeanine D'Elia

Granada Hills


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