20 photos that show why Pope Francis is so awesome

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    Pope Francis celebrates his 79th birthday Thursday.

    Though his favorability ratings in the US have slipped slightly in the last few months, the pope is still extremely popular in many parts of the Catholic world. During recent trips to the US, South America, and Africa, hundreds of thousands turned out just to get a glimpse of him.

    Pope Francis is known for being a relatable, humble, and accepting figurehead — some have even called him the "People's Pope."

    Here are 20 photos that show just how awesome Pope Francis is.

    Pope Francis, who was born in Buenos Aires in 1936, is the first New World Pope.

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    Pope Francis is often known as the "People's Pope" for his kind and humble nature.

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    Pope Francis held a number of odd jobs in his past life, including stints as a janitor, chemical lab technician, and even a bouncer at a bar in Buenos Aires.


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