Time Magazine has named its person of the year.
Pope Francis is taking home the honor. Citing his name choice of a humble saint, Time says the "superstar" is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century.
Nazareth College professor, Tim Thibodeau says Time's cover choice is interesting - and one that will resignate globally.
"Where are the Nelson Mandela's now, I mean where are the people that say have the stature of a Mikhail Gorbachev or a John Paul the II or a Ronald Reagan? I think the world is paying attention to Francis not only because he's the head of the Catholic Church, but I think he's emerging as a major player in the geo political landscape."
The last Pope to be on the cover of Time was Pope John the 23rd, in 1962.