Miley Cyrus loses out to Pope Francis for Person of the Year

Miley Cyrus loses out to Pope Francis for Person of the Year

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 11, 2013

There are people around the world breathing a sigh of relief that singer Miley Cyrus will not be on the cover of Time magazine.

After much speculation, Pope Francis as been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

Francis is known as "The People's Pope."

According to USA Today, the other 10 finalists included NSA leaker Edward Snowden, President Obama, Syria President Bashar Assad, Iran President Hassan Rouhani, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, gay rights activist Edith Windsor and singer Miley Cyrus.

Francis replaced Pope Benedict XVI, 86, who announced his resignation on Feb. 11 because of his advanced age.

Time Magazine said that the new pope has changed the perception of the Catholic church in an extraordinary way in a short time. The magazine says that he was quick to place himself in the center of controversial subjects such as wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, globalization, the role of women, marriage and the temptations of power.

According to the Associated Press, it is the third time a Catholic pope has been selected as Person of the Year.


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Joyce Lupiani is the Digital Executive Producer for and writes for Now Trending.