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Person of the Year, pope for our era

As Time magazine's Person of the Year, Pope Francis has defined his mission of reform, rehabilitation and healing.
Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican December 11, 2013.  REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito  (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION) - RTX16DQB

Time magazine's choice of Pope Francis as the Person of the Year is a testimony to a person who has made healing his principal priority.

Pope Francis defined the church as a "field hospital” and his message to the Vatican bureaucrats and clergy was: “Don’t just preach; listen. Don’t scold; heal.”

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