Pope Francis has achieved a new milestone, joining generations of influential figures in the worlds of politics, pop culture and life who have covered Rolling Stone.
The 266th and current of the Roman Catholic Church, who cracks a smile and waves to the camera in the cover photo, has become a rock star of sorts.
Perhaps it's not surprising that he's the first pontiff to be treated as such ...
The cover story? An appropriately titled homage to Bob Dylan's classic song, and Francis' new reign, "Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changin.'"
The article offers readers a peek "inside the Pope's gentle revolution."
"Since his election last March, Francis has consistently confounded expectations with the simplest of gestures," writer Mark Binelli explains of the 77-year-old.
Whether he's paying his own bills, kissing disfigured strangers, joking at his own expense or spreading a message of inclusion, Francis has won wide acclaim.
It's not just Rolling Stone. Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year for 2013, and was also given such an honor by The Advocate for his views on gays.
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