Time magazine has named Pope Francis "Person of the Year 2013", beating other contenders such as Edward Snowden, Miley Cyrus, and Ted Cruz.
The international news magazine said it chose the Holy Father largely because of his humility and compassion.
"In a very short time, a vast, global, ecumenical audience has shown a hunger to follow him," Time's managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, wrote in an article explaining their decision. "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."
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