At St. Francis Shrine in the city of St. Francis, pride in a new Pope Francis

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Perched on a low wooden chair outside this city’s replica of a humble stone hut, Arlene Zamora was almost levitating with joy. RNS photo by Kimberly Winston

Perched on a low wooden chair outside this city’s replica of a humble stone hut, Arlene Zamora was almost levitating with joy. RNS photo by Kimberly Winston

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(RNS) In San Francisco, the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi is attracting attention after the new pope's decision to take the 13th-century saint as his namesake.