Pope Francis named Time’s ‘Person of the Year 2013’
2013-12-11 0:00

From: RT


Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff, elected nine months ago, was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, leaving whistleblower Edward Snowden in second place, the magazine revealed on Wednesday.

The iconic title goes each year to the one chosen by prominent US magazine Time as the individual who had the most influence on the world and news over the year.

"For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year," as managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, explained the magazine’s choice.

“He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing.”

“The first non-European pope in 1,200 years is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century,” Time wrote about the Argentinian, who outran former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who took second place.

The Vatican reacted to the news saying that the pontiff is not looking for fame.

“The Holy Father is not looking to become famous or to receive honors. But if the choice of Person of the Year helps spread the message of the gospel - a message of God’s love for everyone - he will certainly be happy about that" said Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, as cited by “Today”.

Following Pope Benedict’s resignation, the first retirement from the holy post in 600 years, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became the first Latin American pope in history.

Pope Francis has been at the center of public attention since he took office in March, showing more openness, compared to the previous pontiffs.

Since then he has shaped the global conversation on religion, urging the Church to be more welcoming, less cold and dogmatic.

First, the Pope criticized the Church which had "locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules" and should not be so prone to condemn.

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FUN FACT: TIME’s ’Person of the Year’ has hosted many surprising (and disturbing) selection since 1927, such as:

Adolf Hitler

Joseph Stalin (twice!)

Winston Churchill

Queen Elizabeth II

Nikita Khrushchev

Charles de Gaulle

Pope John XXIII

Richard Nixon

Henry Kissinger

"The Endangered Earth"

George H. W. Bush

Ted Turner

George W. Bush

"YOU" (Not me, thanks.)

Vladimir Putin

Barack Obama

Ben Bernanke

Mark Zuckerberg


See the full list at: Wikipedia





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