Pope Francis is TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013

Pope Francis is TIME Magazine Person of 2013 - December 2013 - BellaNaija

TIME Magazine has announced its Person of the Year for 2013 – Pope Francis.

The first Jesuit pontiff who won the hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was revealed today Wednesday 11th December 2013 as the Person of the Year.

The “Big Win” didn’t come easy. Contending with Pope Francis were President Barack Obama, Miley Cyrus, Ted Cruz, Bashar Assad and Edward Snowden.


18 Comments on Pope Francis is TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013
  • Curious Cat December 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm


  • Nelly Agbogu’weight loss blog December 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    He deserves it

  • Lucylink December 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I think they chose the right person.
    Praise God they didn’t select Miley.

    • 263Belle December 11, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      My thoughts exactly, I cringed when I saw her name amongst the nominees.

  • Rivkah December 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    He deserves it. In a world where most of the spiritual ‘leaders’ have chosen material wealth and possessions over the message of the kingdom and would rather sit back and wine and dine with politicians and oppressors instead of speaking out against the ills of society, Pope Francis has without fear spoken up and stood up for his belief of a world where every man, woman and child deserves dignity, respect and a good life. Through his deeds and humility he has shown the world that all is not lost. I’m not a Catholic but I support him.

  • Gistyinka Blog December 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Well deserve.. gistyinka.net

  • Adaeze December 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Awww….Hurray! Good choice

  • Ima December 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    That is a terrible image. Time mag likes to disfigure people.
    Good choice though.

  • Boondocks December 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    U know thats right!!!!! Chris Okotie r u reading this? all u foul mouths talking nonsense about the catholic church yall seeing/reading this? 164 million faithful Catholics….and am one of them…..how many followers other churches got?…no of yall churches can beat that. i know i sound shallow, but yeah so freaking what? #CATHOLICTILLDEATH!!!!!!

  • Wale December 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I beg to differ, I think he got what he wanted. This pope plays so well to media, he loves the attention. He still will never top Pope John Paul-now, that was a really cool pope.

    • AA December 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      You don’t know anything about the man but you just had to say something negative to sound controversial. Before you assassinate someone’s character, try and learn a little bit about them.

  • damsel December 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Wale i can see u do not know d current pope well. Pls google his biography. Thanks

  • Tosin December 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    @Pontifex twitter.com/pontifex

  • Aidan December 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Chris Okotie?
    Where art thou?

  • Samantha December 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Wonderful choice. Pope Francis is a lovely man, may God continue to bless him

  • Choice December 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    they have made the right choice

  • Philip Okiche December 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Couldn’t have agreed more. Pope Francis humility is legendary and the way he responds to questions about the faith is commendable. He truly deserves that spot.

  • Charis December 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    @boonducks, 164 million “faithful catholics” isn’t the same as 164 “faithful christians”. Catholicism or being attached to any oda denomination won’t get nyone to heaven. So there’s no point “glorying” in numbers. Many are called, few are choosen.

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