Lots of reactions to today’s announcement that Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year.
— TIME.com (@TIME) December 11, 2013
— Andrea Piersanti (@andpiersanti) December 11, 2013
— KJ (@happykjishappy) December 11, 2013
— Michael Blake (@MrMikeBlake) December 11, 2013
Pope Francis has bought 1 million copies of his Time Person Of The Year issue and is using them to make clothing for the poor.
— Neal Pollack (@nealpollack) December 11, 2013
Oh, thank goodness: Miley Cyrus was NOT named Time's Person of the Year for 2013. Guess who was? http://t.co/qOaWLmstTv
— BettyConfidential (@BettyBuzz) December 11, 2013
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 11, 2013
For Time, Pope Francis hits 3 criteria: Easily-justified, drives newsstand sales, can be spun as win for the Left. http://t.co/HYbFGPG8Rr
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 11, 2013
— Matt Barber (@jmattbarber) December 11, 2013
The Philly-based Whispers in the Loggia blog adds: "It's been clear for a while that this has been a time unlike any we'll ever see again... and accordingly, here's the capper – the 266th Bishop of Rome has been named as TIME's 2013 Person of the Year, his 'humility' and 'compassion' cited as the rationale for the choice."