Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Posted: 1:58 PM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 1:09 AM EDT Sep 23, 2015

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.

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Pope Francis drew a huge crowd outside an optician's office in Rome on Sept. 3. He insisted on traveling to the shop contrary to the normal procedure of the optician delivering glasses to the Vatican. Take a look at other reasons that make Pope Francis cool.


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