NAHC’s President Responds to TIME’s Person of the Year: Pope Francis
In its most recent edition, TIME magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year. Part of the rational for choosing the new Pope was because of his compassion and caring for those in need.
According to TIME’s profile of him:
“In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church—the church as servant and comforter of hurting people in an often harsh world…
His vision is of a pastoral—not a doctrinaire—church, and that will shift the Holy See’s energies away from demanding long-distance homage and toward ministry to and embrace of the poor, the spiritually broken and the lonely.”
Put a different way, TIME chose, rather than a political or military leader or entertainer, a caring individual who puts others ahead of himself – the same type of person that is honored and recognized through the Caring Institute.