Thank god it’s not Miley Cyrus!
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year.
“What makes this pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church,”Time said in its cover story announcing the news.
Time’s other 10 finalists included President Obama, NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Syria President Bashar Assad, Iran President Hassan Rouhani, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, gay rights activist Edith Windsor — and singer Miley Cyrus.
“As Pope, he was suddenly the sovereign of Vatican City and head of an institution so sprawling—with about enough followers to populate China—so steeped in order, so snarled by bureaucracy, so vast in its charity, so weighted by its scandals, so polarizing to those who study its teachings, so mysterious to those who don’t, that the gap between him and the daily miseries of the world’s poor might finally have seemed unbridgeable,” Time says. “Until the 266th Supreme Pontiff walked off in those clunky shoes to pay his hotel bill.”