Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:58:06 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 17 2016 10:09:29 AM CDT

Pope Francis, who is joining Instagram this weekend, 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 drew a huge crowd outside an optician's office in Rome on Sept. 3, 2015. He insisted on traveling to the shop contrary to the normal procedure of the optician delivering glasses to the Vatican.

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