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Yesterday's selection of Pope Francis got me wondering: How does the new Holy Father compare against indie rock godfather and former Pixies frontman Black Francis?
|Pope Francis||Black Francis|
|Namesake||St. Francis of Assisi||Name his dad wanted to give his next son|
|Means of elevation to current status||College of cardinals||College radio|
|Mass attendance||Excellent||Dropped out of UMass|
|Animal lover cred||Named after patron saint of animals||Named Doolittle after man who talked to animals|
|Controversy involving B/breeders||Says only straight people should be able to get married or adopt kids||More critical acclaim for Kim Deal's post-Pixies work|
|Believes God is number…||One||Seven|
|Followers||1.2 billion Catholics||Backing band called The Catholics|