this photo comes from his time in Argentina
Then they announced that he was taking the name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi, a saint known for his love for poverty and simplicity and prayer. So, Pope Francis, the first of that name.
Here are some of his other words, from when he was a cardinal in Buenos Aires:
“We need to come out of ourselves and head for the periphery. We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a Church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a Church becomes like this, it grows sick. It is true that going out onto the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the Church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age. And if I had to choose between a wounded Church that goes out onto the streets and a sick withdrawn Church, I would definitely choose the first one.”
and he said this in 2001: