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Pope Francis named Time magazine Person of the Year

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 8:09 AM ET
Time's 2013 Person of the Year: Pope Francis
Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 8:15 AM ET
Nancy Gibbs, Time Magazine managing editor, discusses why her company named "The People's Pope" as the Person of the Year, and how they rank the top five candidates.

Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.

In only his first year, the pope was selected by the magazine's editor as the person who had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, during 2013.

Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Pope Francis had changed the tone, the perception and focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way.

Leader Edward Snowden finished second as Time announced its choice on the "Today" show Wednesday.

By The Associated Press

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