Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Published: Dec 24 2013 01:58:06 PM EST   Updated On: Jul 25 2014 12:35:18 PM EDT

Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. in Sept., to head the eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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In June, Pope Francis made headlines when he excommunicated members of the Mafia and then halted his motorcade on the way back home to the Vatican to bless a severely disabled young woman.

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