The man loves his public…
Don’t know about you guys, but we totally saw this coming.
Journalists are already busy criticizing TIME‘s decision to name Pope Francis its 2013 “Person of the Year” over NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Did TIME play it somewhat safe with this choice? Sure. But we also think they got it right. For context, the mag’s readers chose Miley as POY, so think about that for a quick second before you forget it forever.
Why did Pontifex get the nod? Here’s an explanation from managing editor Nancy Gibbs and deputy managing editor Radhika Jones: