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Pope Francis is more [popular / popularity] than any political world leader. This is what an opinion [polled / poll] has suggested. The poll was carried [out / in] by WIN/Gallup International on Thursday. It [found / finding] that 54 per cent of people around the world have a favourable opinion of the Pope. [Researchers / Researches] asked over 1,000 people in 64 countries about who they [thinking / thought] was the world's best leader. Pope Francis was most popular with Roman Catholics. Around 85 per cent of Catholics who took [party / part] in the poll said they had a favourable opinion [of / by] him. Most of the people who did not [believe / belief] in any god had a favourable opinion of the Pope. The president of WIN/Gallup International said: "Pope Francis is a leader who transcends his [owner / own] religion."

It was [fairly / fairy] predictable where Pope Francis, 79, was most popular. The [largely / lager] Catholic countries of Portugal and the Philippines were the most [enthusiastic / enthusiastically] about him, with ratings of 94% and 93%. Pope Francis's lowest [ratings / ranting] came in Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey. These were the only countries in the poll to [take / give] Francis a negative rating. Most people in Azerbaijan said they did not know [much / many] about him. The Pope [beat / win] other world leaders [same / like] U.S. president Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel. The BBC's religious affairs [correspondence / correspondent] said: "Francis has enjoyed enormous goodwill and won the hearts and minds not just of Roman Catholics but also of people from other [religions / religious] ."

 
 

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