May 23, 2017

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

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What do compassion and condemnation mean?
Read and find out the reasons why Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.

 

Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction, which the newsmagazine has been giving each year since 1927.

The former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected in March as the first pope from Latin America and the first Jesuit. Since taking over at the Vatican, he has urged the Catholic Church not to be obsessed with “small-minded rules” and to emphasize compassion over condemnation in dealing with touchy topics like abortion, gays and contraception.

He has denounced the world’s “idolatry of money” and the “global scandal” that nearly 1 billion people today go hungry, and has charmed the masses with his simple style and wry sense of humor. His appearances draw tens of thousands of people and his @Pontifex Twitter account recently topped 10 million followers.

 

Article by DAVID BAUDER
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What does it mean? Click and find out!

perception (n)  a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
distinction (n) the excellent qualities, skills, or features that someone or something has
to take over (v) to take control of something
to urge (v) to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take
compassion (n) a feeling of sympathy for someone who is in a bad situation because you understand and care about them
condemnation (n) a public statement in which someone criticizes someone or something severely
to charm (v) to give someone pleasure or enjoyment
to draw a crowd if an event draws a crowda large number of people come to watch it

 

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