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Viewpoint - March 20, 2013

Letter: Will new pope become champion for animals?

I was delighted to learn that the newly elected pope chose for himself the name of St. Francis of Assisi, generally known as patron saint of the animals. Indeed, Catholic and Anglican churches hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of Oct. 4.

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Malcolm Davidson, Encinal Avenue, Menlo Park


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