Checks in as cardinal, pays bill as Pope Francis
(Photo: Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
The Latin American pope’s election shattered Europe’s centuries-old grip on the papacy, and his choice of name — in honor of the 12th century saint from Assisi — is widely seen as a nod to a new era of simplicity.
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Ohh, that’s right, I checked in under a different name.
Francis returned Thursday to the church-run hostel where he had stayed ahead of the conclave and insisted on paying the...