17 Reasons Pope Francis Is The Coolest Pope Ever

Since the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has delighted and surprised the world with his unique, unconventional approach to leading the Catholic Church. 

Pope Francis, or Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was born to an Italian immigrant and his wife on Dec. 17th, 1936 in a barrio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Despite his humble beginnings, Bergoglio rose the ranks of the church, ultimately becoming the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church in 2013. 

Since his papacy began, the first Latin American Pope has been making headlines for his charitable works with the poor, the homeless, the LGBT community, the disfigured, and the sick. His actions have even caused Stephen Colbert to dub him the “Bat Pope" and have landed him on on the cover of Rolling Stone

It's confirmed: He really is the coolest pope ever! Here's 17 reasons why: 

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