Franceso most popular name in Italy for 2013 births
Pope Francis clearly influences new births this year17 October, 17:57
The choice shows the heartfelt attitudes of the population of the Catholic nation that surrounds the small city-state of the Vatican, according to a new survey published on Thursday.
The report was drawn up by Seat PG Italia together with Enzo Caffarelli of Rome Tor Vergata University.
"Francesco is the most common name for new borns in 2012 and the contribution of Pope Francis to its popularity is very evident,” according to the report.