- Posted March 13, 2013 by
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This iReport is part of an assignment:
Catholics: Your views on new pope
- rachel8, CNN iReport producer
Jannet Walsh, iReporter from Murdock, Minn., talks about St. Francis and the new Pope Francis.
Correction: In the video I stated Pope Francis was the first non-European, as was orginally being reported moments after the world learned the news of the new Pope. There have been at least 10 non-Europeans Popes before Pope Francis. He was born in Argentina. He is the first Latin American born Pope. Even St. Peter, the first Pope, was born in present day Israel.
Here is a link to information on the cross associated with St. Francis of Assisi. Read more on the San Damiano Cross. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Damiano,_Assisi
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