By Michael Martinez, CNN

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Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, the new pope, is breaking historic ground by choosing the name Francis.

It’s the first time the name is being used by a pope, said CNN Vatican expert John Allen.

The name harks back to one of the most venerated figures in the Roman Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi.

Allen described the name of Pope Francis as “the most stunning” choice and “precedent shattering.” Read the full article at cnn.com.