BLOG: Time Names 2013 Person of the Year

Posted on: 3:03 pm, December 11, 2013, by



The leader of the Catholic church, Pope Francis, is named by Time as the 2013 person of the year. Pope Francis has been in his papacy for nine months. Pope Francis is known for his simplicity and humility. The announcement was made Wednesday.

On Monday, the ten people in the running for the title was announced. The list is reported to include:

  • President Obama
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
  • Syria’s President Bashar Assad
  • Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
  • former CIA employee Edward Snowden
  • gay rights activist Edith Windsor
  • pop star Miley Cyrus