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(RNS) He’s Time magazine’s Person of the Year, the most talked about topic on Facebook and the most popular baby namesake in Italy. No surprise, Pope Francis is also the top Religion Story of the Year and the Religion Newsmaker of the Year, according to a poll of Religion Newswriters members.


  1. Frank is doing pretty damn good, but like just about everyone else, I’m waiting to see if and how he deals with the pedophile priests. Now if he cooperates with world criminal prosecutors, gives up all church documents concerning it, throws the Bishops and others, who have been protecting these vermin and even worse moving them into fresh territories, under the proverbial bus, I may even convert….only kidding, but I will be extremely impressed with him.