Pope Francis, 2013 TIME Person of the Year - I was really happy with this choice. I'm not Catholic, but I like the direction the Catholic Church has been going since he was appointed.
And yet in less than a year, he has done something remarkable: he has not changed the words, but he’s changed the music. Tone and temperament matter in a church built on the substance of symbols
The Vatican on Wednesday responded to TIME naming Pope Francis as Person of the Year for 2013 by saying the Holy See doesn't seek "fame," but that it's a "positive sign" religious and moral values are being recognized.