Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
This is the third time the magazine has chosen a pope as its Person of the Year. In 1994, Time gave that honor to Pope John Paul II, and in 1963, to Pope John XXIII.
The magazine gives the award to the person they think had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, during 2013. The Pope beat out former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and gay rights activist Edith Windsor.