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Pope Francis Popularity

Pope Francis Says His Time As Pope Will Be Short, Misses Pizza

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, March 13 (Reuters) - Pope Francis said in an interview published on Friday he believes his pontificate will be short and that he would b...

What The Next Year Could Bring For Pope Francis

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis marks his second anniversary Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways no...

Nearly 6 Million People Traveled To The Vatican To See Pope Francis In 2014

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion

If you need more proof of Pope Francis’ rock star status, look no further than this report from Rome. Faithful Catholics had the chance to see P...

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...