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Sisters of St. Francis excited about Pope

SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The election of Pope Francis means a lot to many Catholics, including those at Sisters of St. Francis in Sylvania.

The sisters said they are excited for the election of Pope Francis, and they believe the significance of his name represents the type of man he is.

They believe Pope Francis will continue the tradition of all the teachings of the Catholic Church.

"St. Francis, who lived in the Middle Ages, was absolutely a man for the little people, for the poor," explained Sister Joan Jurski, director of Franciscan Spirituality Experiences. "And we, as Franciscans, follow that  care-ism, that value system of Francis. So immediately, we connected."

The sisters also said Pope Francis' election was not expected because his name was not being talked about much, so the fact that he was elected, and chose the name he did, was a sacred moment for them.

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