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(NECN) - Pope Francis' impact on the world was recognized Wednesday when Time Magazine revealed he had been chose at its "Person of the Year."
In its article, Time says "What makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all."
Father Jeremy Clarke, a Jesuit priest and Boston College professor of history, says Pope Francis' impact on the world in the last nine months has been "incredible."
"I think what is amazing is how people outside the church are responding to him and also people who were in the church or felt disengaged, disenchanted with the church have actually responded so warmly to him," he says, adding, "So it is amazing how widely and wildly people have responded."