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  • Cardinal Francis George

      Cardinal Francis George
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  • Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on Palm Sunday in St. Peter's Square.

      Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on Palm Sunday in St. Peter's Square.
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Cardinal Francis George has offered words of praise for Pope Francis upon returning from the conclave in Rome that elected new Catholic leader.

After celebrating his first Mass in Chicago since returning, George told reporters Sunday that Francis is "unassuming," "self-effacing, almost, in some ways," but with integrity that gives him a "certain authority."

He said the new name chosen by the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina also sends a powerful message about his direction.

No other pope has taken the name Francis, and the new pope said he was inspired by the works of St. Francis of Assisi, who renounced a life of high-living for austere poverty and preached to the poor.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, George said, "That tells you something."

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