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Pope Francis makes shortlist for Time Person of the Year

Five finalists include Snowden, Assad

11 December, 11:53
Pope Francis makes shortlist for Time Person of the Year (ANSA) - Rome, December 11 - Pope Francis has been named one of five finalists for Time magazine's Person of the Year. Elected in March after the shocking resignation of Benedict XVI, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires is joined by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, American Senator and Tea Party Republican Ted Cruz, and Edith Windsor, the 84-year-old widow who won her suit against the American government for not recognizing her marriage to another woman, bringing an end to the US ban on gay marriage. The winner of the title will succeed 2012 person of the year Barack Obama.

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