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Pope Francis named Vanity Fair Italy’s ‘Man of the Year’



A woman shows the cover of the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine, which named Pope Francis it “Man of the Year” for 2013, on sale in her newspaper kiosk in downtown Rome, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP PHOTO/MICHELE BARBERO

ROME—Vanity Fair in Italy on Wednesday named Pope Francis its “Man of the Year,” saying the pontiff’s first 100 days at the Vatican had already made him one of the world’s top leaders.

Splashing on its front page a picture of the 76-year-old in his simple white robes, the magazine said his words and actions were “heavier than boulders.”

“The first 100 days of his pontificate have already propelled him to the top of the list of world leaders who are making history,” said Vanity Fair Italy, adding: “The revolution continues.”

The magazine also published interviews with five celebrities, including British pop star Elton John and Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, who paid homage to the Argentinean pope.

John said Francis was “a miracle of humility in an age of vanity.”

“I hope he manages to get his message even further, to the most marginalized in society, to those communities which … desperately need his love. I am thinking for example of homosexuals,” added the openly gay pop icon.

For his part, Bocelli said: “Pope Francis is truly a gift from God to his Church which has been tortured and crushed by the forces of evil.”


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  • Erewhon Revisited

    Christopher Hitchens would have been so proud!

  • UrHONOR

    What VANITY!

    Vanitas vanitatum, omnis vanitas.

  • pitingkapuya

    So ironic. Vanity is a vice that the Pope wants to eliminate.

  • just_the_guy

    The Pope has become a “good copy.” This is just man’s way of making money out of another man’s good deeds. I wonder if Vanity gave anything to the Pope in return. I hope Vanity Fair Magazine lives up to its name as “fair” and sends food-aid to those starving people in Africa.

  • Mojaku

    Eto na.. malapit na ang one world religion. Pati mga bakla gusto na siya…Last pope na talaga..

  • basilionisisa

    “Pope Francis is truly a gift from God to his Church which has been tortured and crushed by the forces of evil.” -Andrea Bocelli

    Interesting that it takes a physically blind person to bravely say and make us see what is truly happening to the Catholic Church nowadays, happening in Italy of all places, and devastatingly in the Philippines. Sad!



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