Pope Francis Named Time’s Person Of The Year

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Pope Francis was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year on Tuesday.

“For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest faith to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year,” Time editor Nancy Gibbs wrote.

Fugitive former security contractor Edward Snowden was named the runner-up.

Image via Time.