Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

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Pope Francis sends a kiss as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on December 11, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 11, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 8:23 AM

NEW YORK — Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.

In only his first year, the pope was selected by the magazine's editor as the person who had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, during 2013.

Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Pope Francis had changed the tone, the perception and focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way.

Leader Edward Snowden finished second as Time announced its choice on the "Today" show Wednesday.

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