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Pope Francis named TIME's Person of the Year

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(MyFoxBoston.com) -- TIME Magazine has named the new leader of the Catholic Church as the Person of the Year for 2013.

Pope Francis was announced as this year's winner Wednesday morning through media outlets and on Twitter. Voters had their chance to select from dozens of people dubbed the "biggest newsmakers" of the year.

Accompanying a long article about the man dubbed "The People's Pope" was a summary reading, "He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing. The septuagenarian superstar is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century."

Pope Francis became known for his humility during his first day on the job, stopping by the hotel where he was staying to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself.

The pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, served as Cardinal and Archbishop of Buenos Aires before heading to the Vatican on March 13. He was chosen as the successor to Pope Benedict XVI after the Pontiff announced plans to resign.

Francis is the third Pope to receive Person of the Year honors. According to the Washington Post, Pope John Paul II appeared on the cover in 1994, while Pope John XXIII appeared on the magazine in 1962.

To read more: poy.time.com

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