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Pope Francis Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Pope Francis has been recognized as an “Icon” by TIME Magazine in their annual list of 100 most influential people. Pope Francis continues to inspire millions worldwide with his acts of selflessness, and focus on the poor.

In his profile written by President Barack Obama, Pope Francis is described as “a leader that makes us want to be better people.”

“His Holiness has moved us with his message of inclusion, especially for the poor, the marginalized and the outcast,” pens President Obama. “But it has been his deeds, his bearing, the gestures at once simple and profound — embracing the sick, ministering to the homeless, washing the feet of young prisoners — that have inspired us all.”

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