Pope Francis Named Time Person of the Year 2013
December 11th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Pope Francis Named Time Person of the Year 2013

Time has named Pope Francis its person of the year.

"He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing," Time wrote in its announcement. "The septuagenarian superstar is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century."

Following him in the top five were NSA leaker Edward Snowden, gay rights activist Edith Windsor, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Republican Sen.Ted Cruz of Texas.

The top 10 also included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, singer Miley Cyrus, President Barack Obama, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services.

"He's very different than Popes of the past for bringing attention to issues like inequality, talk about trickle down economics, you know, the Pope, technology. This is a person who wants to reach out to the people," said TIME Assistant Managing Editor Rana Foroohar on "New Day" Wednesday.

Watch the video to hear Foroohar talk about the other candidates and see the full story at CNN.com. 

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