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The spiritual leader to one-sixth of the world’s population, more than a billion people. He said he chose the name of St. Francis of Assisi because “he brought to Christianity an idea of poverty against the luxury, pride, vanity of the civil and ecclesiastical powers of the time. He changed history.”This Holy Father seems to have similar ideas in mind, living far more modestly than his predecessors (though still far more lavishly than many of his flock could ever dream of). His early efforts to recast the Catholic Church’s image with a softer, more tolerant, compassionate image have received rave reviews.


4. Pope Francis, Head of the Roman Catholic Church