Nothing screamed "pop culture icon" more than Pope Francis' February 2014 cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and his popularity has only grown since then.
Just shy of his two-year anniversary as pope, the pontiff has already traveled to some of the most difficult regions of the world, helped broker peace deals and engaged the church in discussions on highly debated topics.
But even the modest and humble Pope Francis cannot escape the clutches of pop culture stardom. From visits with celebrities, to flashy magazine covers, to selfies with fans, the pope has become a celebrity of highest order -- whether he likes it or not.
Here are some of the highlights of Pope Francis, pop culture icon: