That TIME of the Year

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TIME Magazine’s annual Person of the Year title goes to Pope Francis, who beat out a diverse group of finalists that included Miley Cyrus, President Obama, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Edward Snowden. TIME explains the rationale behind choosing Pope Francis, a man who rose to one of the most influential positions in the world after former Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly resigned earlier this year, citing His Holiness’ dedication to the poor and open attitude towards everyone, regardless of sexuality, religion and more. He’s become a popular global figure due to his humility (he admitted to being a nightclub bouncer in college) and approachability, and changing the tide for a scandal-ridden religion.