Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:58:06 PM CST   Updated On: Sep 23 2015 12:09:28 AM CDT

With Pope Francis now in the U.S. for his first American visit, 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.

Pope Francis Rolling Stone cover
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Rolling Stone

Pope Francis graced the cover of Rolling Stone in Jan. 2014 to accompany a 7,700-word profile by contributing editor Mark Binelli, who went inside the Vatican to report on Francis' swift break from tradition.

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