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New pope is Francis, not Francis I, says Vatican

No need for number until there is a Francis II

14 March, 13:32
New pope is Francis, not Francis I, says Vatican (ANSA) - Vatican City, March 14 - The Vatican on Thursday stressed that the new pope should be called Francis, not Francis I.

"You only need to call him Francis, not Francis I," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told a news conference. "Once there's a Francis II you can refer to him that way".

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