Pope Francis named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

John Paul II was selected in 1994 and John XXIII was chosen in 1962.

Written by Associated Press | New York | Published: December 12, 2013 2:06:05 am

Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday,saying the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction,which the news magazine has been giving each year since 1927.

It was the third time that a Catholic pope had been Time’s selection. John Paul II was selected in 1994 and John XXIII was chosen in 1962.

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