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Pope Francis Quotes On The Poor

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JUNE 26:  Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in the Popemobile in St. Peter's Square fo
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JUNE 26: Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in the Popemobile in St. Peter's Square for his weekly audience on June 26, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. In his catechetical remarks, the Holy Father concentrated on the image of the Church as living temple and People of God. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis is making his mark as one Catholic Church's more humble Popes by eschewing luxurious vestments in favor of simple white robes, as well as staying in modest housing instead of the Papal apartments, and using a Ford Focus instead of the Benz.

He's also made a number of decisive statements about the importance of humility, urging solidarity with the poor and needy, and chose the name "Francis" to evoke St. Francis of Assisi, who stands for peace, austerity, and poverty.

In an early speech at Vatican City after his elevation to Pope, he commented, "Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor."

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