Pope Francis named "Person of the Year" by TIME magazine

It’s because he "pulled the papacy out of the palace and into the streets."

Agence France-Presse (via ABS-CBNnews.com) reports that TIME magazine has named Pope Francis its "2013 Person of the Year."

 

In her write-up, TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs explained that Pope Francis, the first Jesuit to be elected to the post, "pulled the papacy out of the palace and into the streets." She added, "In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of women, the nature of marriage, the temptations of power."

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