Chris Connor's has long revered the life and mission of St. Francis of Assisi. It was his hope someday that the Church would elect a pontiff who would choose the name Francis. Francis is also the given name of Chicago's Cardinal George and seven other Cardinals.
In what some might call a leap of faith, Connor registered popefrancis.com several years ago.
Cardinal George expressed surprised along with many of his fellow cardinals that the new Pope choose the name Francis.
A search today of GoDaddy.com and whois.com shows that the domain was created on Apr. 2, 2010 and will expire on Apr. 2, 2015. It was last updated two days ago the same day Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elevated to Pope.
39-year old attorney Chris Connor told the Chicago Tribune, "He had hoped a pope in his lifetime would choose the name Francis, after Italian St. Francis of Assisi, who lived a simple life in service to the poor."
St. Francis of Assisi, born Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone in 1181/1182, founded the Franciscan Order in 1210. In 1228 Pope Gregory IX pronounced him a Saint. Francis lived a life of poverty and chastity.