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Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 8:29
Video : Pope Francis has been named Person of the Year by Time magazine.
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Managing editor Nancy Gibbs said During his nine months in office, the Pope had pulled "the papacy out of the palace and into the streets"

She added, "Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly - young and old, faithful and cynical.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was runner-up.

Besides Snowden, this year's other finalists were US gay rights activist Edith Windsor, US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


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