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Francis 'expresses simplicity' says Vatican spokesman

Choice of name also bears 'evangelical witness' says Lombardi

Francis 'expresses simplicity' says Vatican spokesman

Vatican City, March 13 - The new pope's choice of the name Francis expresses "simplicity and evangelical witness", Vatican Spokesman Federico Lombardi said after Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected to succeed Benedict XVI Wednesday. Francis I, the first pope from the Americas, was elected by cardinals after just five ballots.

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