A tie for second place in the race for "Most Admired Man," according to Gallup.
Liberals warmer to Pope Francis than his predecessor
The president said the selection of the first pope from the Americas speaks to the "strength and vitality" of the region.
Europe accounts for about a quarter of of the world's Catholic population, but more than half of the cardinal electors.
What if opposition ads were part of the process?
A few tips for would-be popes out there: 1) Study a lot and 2) be in the right place at the right time and 3) wait.