Pope Francis Named “Time’s” 2013 Person Of The Year
Pope Francis is "Time" magazine's 2013 Person of the Year. "Time" says "the leader of the Catholic Church has become a new voice of conscience." The Pontiff made headlines this year when he said that Catholics have concentrated on condemning abortion, contraception and homosexual acts while neglecting the greater need for tenderness, mercy and compassion. Pope Francis' papacy began in March when he succeeded Pope Benedict. Benedict unexpectedly stepped down in February citing his advanced age.