Assisi Awaits 1st Pope Named Francis. More Than 100,000 Pilgrims Expected for Papal Visit
Assisi, Italy, (Zenit.org) Rocio Lancho Garcia. For the first time in history, a Pontiff bearing the name of the saint of Assisi will visit this city located in the Italian region of Umbria. Though the Holy Father will be the 19th pope to visit the birthplace of "the poor one," he is the first to be called Pope Francis.