Congrats to Pope Francis, who managed to beat Edward Snowed and made it to become TIME Magazine’s person of the year.

 

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“What makes this pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church.

As Pope, he was suddenly the sovereign of Vatican City and head of an institution so sprawling—with about enough followers to populate China—so steeped in order, so snarled by bureaucracy, so vast in its charity, so weighted by its scandals, so polarizing to those who study its teachings, so mysterious to those who don’t, that the gap between him and the daily miseries of the world’s poor might finally have seemed unbridgeable,” Time says.

 

Apparently, Wikileaks is not amused.