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Pope makes Rolling Stone cover

'The times they are a-changin'' says US music bible

28 January, 15:13
Pope makes Rolling Stone cover (ANSA) - Washington, January 28 - Pope Francis, Time magazine's Person of the Year, has made the front cover of Rolling Stone.

A smiling picture of the humble and reform-minded pontiff is splashed across the latest issue of the US music and youth-culture bible, over the title of one of Bob Dylan's landmark 1960s protest songs, The times they are a-changin'.

Rolling Stone's feature focused on what it called the "gentle revolution" ushered in by the Argentine pontiff.

"Pope Francis is making a noticeable break from Vatican tradition, facing political issues head on and presenting a more all-inclusive attitude toward human rights - and that Catholics are appreciative," read the report from the Vatican by contributing editor Mark Binelli. "In less than a year since his papacy began, Pope Francis has done much to separate himself from past popes and establish himself as a people's pope," Binelli said, using the same title Time anointed Francis with when it named him Person of the Year last month, beating Barack Obama and Edward Snowden.