Trick question: Guess who the patron saint of Italy is? Come on, give it a try. Did you guess Peter? Wouldn’t that make perfect sense?
Well in actuality Italy has two patron saints. One is a woman, so is the other Peter?
Nope. Well, yup. It’s Saint Francis of Assisi! “St. Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d’Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco (“the Frenchman”) by his father, 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226). …is one of the two patron saints of Italy” (Francis of Assisi).
So Francis was a nickname meaning the Frenchman. Peel the nickname off and you get Peter the Roman. This is the name that pope Francis (2013…) took for his own: Saint Francis, (really Peter the Roman) the patron saint of Italy. According to author, Tom Horn,
In naming himself after Assisi, Bergoglio branded himself after an Italian (Roman) priest whose original name was Francesco di Pietro (Peter) di Bernardone — literally, Peter the Roman. (quoted by Prophecies of the End Times here).