That’s about all I have to say about that, given the other names on that list.
If being Person of the Year is about the impact the person made, could it be argued that Benedict XVI made an even greater impact by resigning and then opening the way to the election of Francis?
Furthermore, POY from liberal TIME will make it harder for liberals to turn on Francis, as they surely will down the line. The TIME thing doesn’t mean a lot, but it does enhance his creds among a certain group who still think TIME counts.
Remember, liberal catholics are going to be in a real bind when they figure out that Francis is not going to play ball for their team. We see a fracture of unity on the left even now. That fracture will grow.
Meanwhile, former-Father Greg Reynolds is still excommunicated.