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Pope Francis Popularity

The Pope Francis Effect Hits Italy

Religion News Service | ERIC J. LYMAN | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion

ROME (RNS) First, the name “Francesco” leapfrogged to No. 1 on the list of the most popular baby names in Italy. Then, the city of Rome reporte...

Pope Francis A Huge Hit With U.S. Catholics (For Now)

Posted 04.04.2013 | Religion

By Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) He has been Pope Francis for less than a month, but the keep-it-simple prelate from ...

How Long Will Pope Francis' Honeymoon Last?

Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) Since the moment of his election on March 13, Pope Francis has been warmly embraced by his own flock a...