Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pope Francis selected Person of the Year by Time magazine.

Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff who won hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013, the magazine revealed Wednesday on TODAY.

Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Pope Francis had changed the tone, the perception and focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way.
The iconic title goes every year to the individual chosen by Time editors as someone who has had the most impact on the world and the news — for better or worse — over the past year.
"It was a very interesting choice this year," said managing editor Nancy Gibbs Wednesday.
The magazine staff makes the ultimate decision, Gibbs said, but they poll readers and take public opinion into account. 
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told TODAY in a statement that "the Holy Father is not looking to become famous or to receive honors. But if the choice of Person of Year helps spread the message of the gospel — a message of God's love for everyone — he will certainly be happy about that."
Leader Edward Snowden finished second as Time announced its choice on the "Today" show Wednesday.


kelly said...

i think he deserves it

Anonymous said...

may god give him strenght to contine................

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