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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

POSTED: 12:58 PM CST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Mar 13, 2015 

Pope Francis marks his second anniversary Friday, and 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 speaks at Copacabana
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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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