We knew dressing up and sneaking out of the Vatican at night to help homeless people and denouncing the obsession with abortion and gay marriage in the church would amount to something.
Everyone’s favorite pope, Pope Francis, was named Time’s Person of the Year. Time’s editor revealed the magazine’s decision on NBC’s Today show Wednesday morning.
Managing editor for Time Nancy Gibbs explained the magazine’s choice on Wednesday, calling the Pope “a new voice of conscience.”
“In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time,” she said. “About wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of women, the nature of marriage, the temptations of power.”
Pope Francis became the first Jesuit pope in March 2013 following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.