What a shock!
The name is very striking.
It was the Franciscan Pope Clement XIV who suppressed the Jesuits in 1772.
The first Jesuit pope taking the name “Francis?”
A symbol, perhaps, not only of his personal charism of poverty, but also..of reconciliation?
And devotion to a saint who received the mandate, “Rebuild my Church?”
(Francis Xavier, too…evangelization…)
It will be fascinating to learn…as it dribbles out…about the dynamics of this Conclave…