Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Posted: 1:58 PM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 11:09 AM EDT Mar 17, 2016

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 is joining Instagram this weekend under the name "Franciscus," according to the Vatican's official communication department. The social media move comes as the pope 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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