Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:58:06 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 17 2016 10:09:29 AM CDT

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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