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Pope Francis On The Cover Of Rolling Stone Magazine (PICTURE)

29/01/2014 11:24 GMT | Updated 29/01/2014 11:59 GMT

Pope Francis has made history by appearing on the cover of esteemed rock magazine Rolling Stone.

Mark Binelli’s 7,700-word cover story, entitled “The Times They Are A-Changing, explores the “Pope’s Gentle Revolution” and dissects just what makes this particular pontiff so different from his predecessors.

It describes the 77-year-old as looking: “stouter than on television… he’s also surprisingly stylish” and compares his appeal to that of Bill Clinton’s (no not that sort of appeal.)

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(It also bizarrely likens his predecessor Benedict to Nightmare On Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger: “a staunch traditionalist who looked like he should be wearing a striped shirt with knife-fingered gloves and menacing teenagers in their nightmares.”)

Rolling Stone hits the stands on Friday.

Check out more of Pope Francis's cover appearances here:

Pope Francis' Magazine Covers