The pope made his comment in an audience with journalists, explaining why he chose to call himself after St. Francis of Assisi, the saint who is a symbol of peace, austerity and service to the poor.
He called Francis "The man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man," and added "How I would like a poor church, and for the poor".
(Reporting By Philip Pullella)
Pope Francis ended his press conference today by saying to the journalists, "I love you so much and I thank you for everything!"
Pray a rosary a day for humility, just as our holy Pope has clothed himself!