Time Magazine has named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” for 2013.
The magazine has been handing out the honour each year since 1927.
Time chose the pope “for his strong leadership, humility and concern for the poor.” They said he has “brought new energy to the church.”
On March 13, 2013, the Catholic Church chose Argentinian-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be its new pope; he later selected the name Pope Francis.
The pope lives simply, in a modest apartment. He drives around in a 30-year-old vehicle, although he could—as past popes have done—own expensive cars.
Pope Francis, 77, strongly believes in helping the poor.