Time magazine has selected the pope as the Person of the Year from its annual list of the world’s biggest newsmakers. Here are the 10 finalists for 2013.
Person of the Year: Pope Francis In February, Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world with his decision to resign, making him the first pope to do so in more than 600 years. Then in March, another historic moment came to the Catholic Church when Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, who has since taken the name Pope Francis, was elected — breaking a long line of European popes. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo