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Pope Francis is the most popular world leader. Researchers asked 1,000 people in 64 countries. They said 54 per cent of people have a good opinion of Francis. He was most popular with Roman Catholics. People who did not believe in god liked him. The researchers said he rose above religion.



Portugal and the Philippines gave him ratings of 94% and 93%. Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey gave him a negative rating. Most people in Azerbaijan said they did not know much about him. The Pope beat Barack Obama. The BBC said Francis has, "won the hearts and minds…of people from other religions".

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Sources
  • http://www.newsweek.com/popular-pope-francis-gets-better-ratings-obama-and-merkel-says-poll-440262
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35888289
  • http://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2016/03/24/pope-francis-most-popular-among-global-rich-says-study/


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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the most

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of people

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Researchers asked

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countries

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64

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popular world leader

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54 per cent

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with Roman Catholics

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have a good

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religion

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He was most popular

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in god liked him

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People who did not believe

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1,000 people

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he rose above

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opinion of Francis



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Portugal and the

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rating

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ratings of

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minds

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Turkey gave him a negative

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in Azerbaijan

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Most people

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other religions

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they did not know

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Philippines

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The Pope beat

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94% and 93%

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hearts and

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Barack Obama

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people from

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much about him

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Pope Francis (1) ___________________ popular world leader. Researchers asked 1,000 people (2) ___________________. They said 54 per cent (3) ___________________ a good opinion of Francis. He was (4) ___________________ with Roman Catholics. People who (5) ___________________ in god liked him. The researchers said (6) ___________________ religion.

Portugal and the Philippines (7) ___________________ of 94% and 93%. Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey (8) ___________________ negative rating. (9) ___________________ Azerbaijan said they did (10) ___________________ about him. The Pope beat Barack Obama. The BBC said Francis has, "(11) ______________ and minds…of people (12) ___________________".





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

PopeFrancisisthemostpopularworldleader.Researchersasked1,000
peoplein64countries.Theysaid54percentofpeoplehaveagoodopinion
ofFrancis.HewasmostpopularwithRomanCatholics.Peoplewhodidno
tbelieveingodlikedhim.Theresearcherssaidheroseabovereligion.Por
tugalandthePhilippinesgavehimratingsof94%and93%.Algeria,Tuni
siaandTurkeygavehimanegativerating.MostpeopleinAzerbaijansaid
theydidnotknowmuchabouthim.ThePopebeatBarackObama.TheBB
CsaidFrancishas,"wontheheartsandminds…ofpeoplefromotherreligi
ons".

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