Internet Asks for the Nobel Peace Prize for Pope Francis
MADRID, Spain, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- 97.5% of voters believe the Pope deserves the Nobel
- The initiative has harvested over 4,000 supporters in five days
- Much of the support for Pope Francis comes from his homeland, Argentina
Time magazine's Person of the Year, Rolling Stone cover and nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Pope Francis' first year at the Vatican could be even bettered if the Nobel jury end up awarding the prize that internet users are already claiming he deserves. 97.5% of the over 4,000 voters that have taken part in an on-line survey launched over the platform, TheRanking.com, believe the Argentinean Pontiff deserves such recognition. This spectacular ranker support has arisen in a mere five days, which is how long the question has been going around the networks.
Most of the popular support for the Pope's candidature, 55% of the votes to be exact, comes from his place of birth, Argentina, while neighbouring countries Colombia, Venezuela and Peru are also showing support for the first Latin American Pontiff.
Pérez Esquivel adds his voice in support
The Argentinean Nobel Prize Laureate, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, has also expressed his support for his compatriot. "He deserves the Nobel a lot more than others," claims the activist, albeit adding that he would have waited a little longer to put his name forward.
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