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Continuing a tradition

Pope's Franciscans kick-start restoration campaign

March 15, 2014
Minot Daily News

ROME (AP) Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from God to "rebuild my church." Some 800 years later, St. Francis' followers are rebuilding his church in the ancient tradition of door-to-door begging that St. Francis championed but with a very modern twist.

 
 

 

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