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Popularity of Pope Francis revives interest in his saintly namesake

by Leslie Berestein-Rojas | Take Two

A portrait of Pope Francis is for sale at Cotter Church Supplies Inc. in Westlake on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Many local churches buy the large portraits to display in their lobbies. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

It's been a year since Pope Francis took leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, and in the year since, he's won over Catholics and non-Catholics alike with his down-to-earth demeanor.

KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas takes stock of the "Pope Francis effect" during a visit to a local store that sells Catholic religious supplies.

RELATED: Check out more photos inside California's largest church supply store on KPCC's AudioVision.

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