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  • "If he chose that name, Pius, that would be a real surprise," Mr. Portier said, in the CTV News report. "To choose the name Pius would be to look back. It would be kind of scary to me and I think it would be scary to a lot of people."

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  • "In the Bible, when you get a new job from God, you pick a new name or you're given a new name, and that's the [same] idea — they feel they've chosen to do this very weighty job and they need a name that will sort of help them and inspire them," said William Portier, the chair of Catholic theology at the University of Dayton, in a CTV News report.

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