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Pope Francis Is TIME Magazine's 2013 Person Of The Year

TIME calls their "Person of the Year," "The People's Pope." Pope Francis has proven to be far more inclusive of all people than any Pope in memory. 

It's safe to say that he's shaken up the Catholic Church, whether it be through his efforts to get out and connect with people or his groundbreaking statements with regards to the gay community. Francis said, “If a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge.”

That statement may not seem like much, but considering the messaging that come out of the Catholic Church over the years, this is a real step in the right direction. 

Let's remember that many Catholic leaders (even the closeted gay ones) have shown no hesitancy in providing their judgment. 

This Pope seems far more present in the 21st century than his predecessors and he's proven to be far more "Christ-like" in his dealings with people whether they be poor or disfigured

“I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security."

At the very least, Pope Francis provides hope for what the Catholic Church, at it's best, could be. 

What do you think of TIME Magazine's choice, Instincters?

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This man is doing an A plus job.

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I'm sure Time has good reason for selecting The Pope.  I however, won't be buying this issue. Until the vexed issue of the criminality within the Pedophile Church is actually dealt with,  my choice would be any other person on their list of potentials. 

The Catholic Church is not stupid at all. They are the most powerful manipulators of all time. They knew if they didn't change the Pope, they were going to loose adepts. So there you have, a friendly and charismatic puppet used as a cover for the real church. 

I agree with Time Magazine.

The man is truly saintly...a model of what every Catholic should strive to be. 

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