Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:58:06 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 13 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

Pope Francis marks his second anniversary Friday, and he continues to ride a wave of popularity that has earned him accolades and criticisms alike. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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Pope Francis blasted the Vatican's top bureaucrats at an annual Christmas gathering on Dec. 22, accusing the cardinals, bishops and priests who make up the Curia of "spiritual Alzheimer's" and of lusting for power at all costs.

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