TIME magazine announced their Person of the Year for 2013, Pope Francis was named as person of the year because in nine months in office the head of the Catholic Church he become a new voice of conscience.

Pope Francis is 2013 Person of the Year - TIME magazine
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According to Nancy Gibbs, Time managing editor, "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."

"In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of women, the nature of marriage, the temptations of power."

Pope Francis was born December 17, 1936, he is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church having been elected Bishop of Rome and absolute Sovereign of Vatican City.

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