On March 13, 2013, the 115 cardinals of the Holy Roman Catholic Church elected the 266th Pope or the last Pope according to the prophecy of St. Malachy.
Now his name is not Peter the Roman but, he is of Italian background and Buenos Aires his home town is considered to be the Rome of South America because the city has a very large Italian population.
Also, Bergoglio’s father was an Italian immigrant and railway worker from the region around Turin in Italy, but what is more interesting is that Pope Francis I, is the very first Jesuit ever to be elected Pope.
An CNN Vatican analyst John Allen said that Pope Francis I, choice of papal name was "the most stunning" choice and "precedent shattering."
Because it was the first time that a Pope used the name Francis. The name harks back to one of the most venerated figures in the Roman Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi.
Allen described the name of Pope Francis as "the most stunning" choice and "precedent shattering."
However, maybe Pope Francis I, did not have St Francis in mind, maybe he was honoring one of the original founders of the The Society of Jesus, Francis Borgia or the original black Pope.
The Society of Jesus can be thought of
as the military arm of the Holy Roman Church.