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The Papacy( Pope Francis) is Time’s person of the year 2013. He beat the likes of Bashar Assad, President of Syria,Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder,Ted Cruz, Texas Senator,Barack Obama, President of the United States,Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran,Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services,Edward Snowden, N.S.A. Leaker,Edith Windsor, Gay rights activist and Miley Cyrus, Singer for the coveted title..

Obama was Person of the Year in 2008 and 2012. He is the only person who appeared on last year’s short list to make this year’s. His predecessor in the White House, Franklin D. Roosevelt, is the only person to receive the title three times.

TIME selected its first “Man of the Year” in 1927. The recognition goes to the person who TIME’s editors think most influenced the news this year, for good or bad. The Today Show hosted their poll on Monday

Read why he made it as Time’s Person of the year

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