Francis began preaching around 1207 and traveled to Rome to seek approval from Pope Innocent III in 1209 to form a new religious order.The original Rule of Saint Francis approved by the Pope disallowed ownership of property, requiring members of the order to beg for food while preaching.Those who joined him became the original Order of Friars Minor.
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He had cut all ties that remained with his family, and pursued a life living in solidarity with his fellow brothers in Christ.
Francis adopted the simple tunic worn by peasants as the religious habit for his order, and had others who wished to join him do the same.
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What seems to have impressed first the Bishop of Assisi, Guido, then Cardinal Giovanni di San Paolo and finally Innocent himself, was their utter loyalty to the Church and the clergy.
Innocent III was not only the pope reigning during the life of St.
These orders include the Order of Friars Minor, the Order of Saint Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis.