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    Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......



    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 newsmagazine has been giving each year since 1927.

    "He really stood out to us as someone who has changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way," said Nancy Gibbs, the magazine's managing editor.

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

    Besides Snowden, Time had narrowed its finalists down to gay rights activist Edith Windsor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Time editors made the selection. The magazine polled readers for their choice, and the winner was Egyptian General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who didn't even make the top 10 of Time's final list.....snip~

    Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year
    Associated Press – 1 hr 5 mins ago <<<<< More here.


    So what do you think about this selection? Does this Newly Elected Pope deserve this award? Do you think Time had Putin in on that Top Ten List?

    Btw did the Pope show up at Mandela's funeral?

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    All you have to do is bash America and or capitalism and you are a shoe in.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    I can't think of anyone who would be more deserving.
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    Excellent choice. I have high hopes for this humble man who truly wants to shake things up. Its about time.
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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    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 newsmagazine has been giving each year since 1927.

    "He really stood out to us as someone who has changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way," said Nancy Gibbs, the magazine's managing editor.

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

    Besides Snowden, Time had narrowed its finalists down to gay rights activist Edith Windsor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Time editors made the selection. The magazine polled readers for their choice, and the winner was Egyptian General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who didn't even make the top 10 of Time's final list.....snip~

    Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year
    Associated Press 1 hr 5 mins ago <<<<< More here.


    So what do you think about this selection
    ? Does this Newly Elected Pope deserve this award? Do you think Time had Putin in on that Top Ten List?

    Btw did the Pope show up at Mandela's funeral?



    I like Pope Francis but I suspect that Time thought that putting him on the cover would sell a lot of magazines.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I like Pope Francis but I suspect that Time thought that putting him on the cover would sell a lot of magazines.
    That is always their goal.
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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Thank goodness, I really didn't want to see Miley Cirus on the cover.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    All you have to do is bash America and or capitalism and you are a shoe in.
    Really?:





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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Really?:




    Nice dodge but the fact is this pope trashed capitalism and Time loved it.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Really?:





    Interesting how the "man of the year" became the "person of the year" sometime between Reagan and Bush II. That must be about the same time flagmen became flaggers and mailmen became letter carriers.

    Anyway, Pope Francis was a good choice. He certainly has shaken up the Catholic church. He seems to me a lot more Christ like than his predecessors, but then, that's from a non Catholic looking in from the outside.
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