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Officials at Mount Saint Mary College are thrilled after learning the man named TIME Magazine's Person of the Year. YNN's Jessica Chen reports.
NEWBURGH, N.Y -- With just less than a year as head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has already drawn crowds of deep supporters.
"He's changed perception of the church of being this out of touch institution to one that is humble," said Bobby Ghosh, TIME International Editor.
And that's why this year, TIME Magazine has named him Person of the Year.
"He's changed the tone into one in which the church speaks to one of compassion. It's all about the poor," said Ghosh.
The former Argentine Cardinal has strongly urged church members to help others. And it's what Pope Francis preaches that has Father Kevin Mackin, President of the Catholic Mount Saint Mary College inspired.
"He is trying to relate to people and he wants Catholic Christianity to relate to people," said Father Mackin.
Father Mackin said he also hopes the values Pope Francis exudes will be instilled in his students at Mount Saint Mary College.
"I think he’s saying to the students, 'don’t be self centered, be other centered, go out meet your fellow students'," said Father Mackin.
The title is given out annually by the news magazine to a person or persons who embodies what's important about the year.
Former Popes have also been named Person of the Year, including Pope John Paul II and Pope John the XXIII.
But despite the prestigious title, Padre Federico Lombardis, a Vatican Spokesman said, "The pope does not look for honors, but he is happy if the message of the love of God is received and understood."