Pope Francis Blossomed From Somber Priest to Beaming Pontiff, Friends Say

September 21, 2015 6:04 PM

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Pope Francis Blossomed From Somber Priest to Beaming Pontiff, Friends Say

The man the world knows as Pope Francis is very much like the man friends and colleagues have known for years, with one exception: He smiles a lot more.

The radiant, beaming face we often see on Pope Francis is a departure from the somber fellow that they knew, according to National Geographic contributing writer Robert Draper, who spent a month in Rome and three weeks in Argentina researching the man behind the smile. Draper documents that reportin...

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