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Pope Francis Named Time Magazines “Person of the Year”

December 13th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Calling him “The People’s Pope,” Time Magazine has named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year.” It is an honor that comes just nine months into a papacy that has sparked both admiration and outrage around the world.  The honor, announced earlier this week is a distinction that Catholics and others believe is well deserved. In a relatively short time, Pope Francis has become known as a compassionate and accessible pontiff.  The Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori said he believes the Pope’s mass appeal is simple to explain: he is genuine. Lori calls Pope Francis a pope of the people, a man who has lived simply and loves the poor- and that resonates…





 

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