Time magazine named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” for 2013. Major Garrett of CBS News, who identifies as Catholic, said the pope has been transformative and a point of conversation for many of his fellow parishoners. “He has rhetorically and through his own actions conveyed a different sense of what Catholicism means in the streets,” Garrett said. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus said Time’s runner-up, Edward Snowden, had a significant impact on the year by totally changing the dialogue about the surveillance state.
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