New link between sister cities

August 25, 2008 7:26:14 PM PDT
San Francisco's link to its Italian sister city grew firmer Monday.

A replica of the shrine of the Saint Francis of Assisi, including eight frescoes was installed Monday at the Saint Francis of Assisi church in North Beach.

The original chapel was built 800 years ago in Assisi, in Italy's Umbria region.

The two cities became sisters in 1969.

Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals.