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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pope Francis-Time's Person of the People

Pope Francis is a charismatic choice as Time Magazine Person of the Year. His surprise leadership teaches humanity about the beauty of humility. He's a humble "Person of the People".  

In his short time as Pope, Francis brought life to the Beatitudes taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.  Pope Francis has brought joy to the meek. "Blessed be the meek, for they will inherit the earth."

Jorge Cardinal Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was elected Pope by his peers 9 months ago and took the name Francis. He's the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, Bishop of Rome and Sovereign of Vatican City. His charisma became evident the moment he was introduced into St. Peter's Square.

Today, Time Magazine named the Pontiff as their "Person of the Year".  The annual title goes to the one chosen by prominent US magazine Time as the individual who had the most influence on the world and news over the year.

"For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is TIME's 2013 Person of the Year," as managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, explained the magazine’s choice.

“He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing.”

In so doing, Pope Francis is demonstrating to all mankind about how love for one another will transcend the destructive forces of evil. Through his visible humility, Pope Francis demonstrates how leading a life dedicated to spiritual growth and human love provides us with the opportunity to become better human beings and improve the world. He does all of this by simply reaching out, touching people, smiling and speaking from his heart.

Nevertheless, Pope Francis can't be the Time Person of the Year without the love, support and prayers of millions of people who want his Papacy to be hugely successful.

Pope Francis is a Person of the People. We, the people who applaud his well deserved selection as Time Person of the Year, must continue to pray for his well being. We want his Time as Pope to transcend the confines of the Vatican, so he can touch the hearts and souls of all the persons of the world. God Bless Pope Francis.

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