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Time Magazine Names Pope John XXIII Man of the Year

Dec. 30, 1962 - Time magazine today named Pope John XXIII Man of the Year. The Roman Catholic leader, the first man of religion to be so named since Time started the Man of the Year nominations in 1927, was picked by Time’s editors largely because of the Ecumenical Council he called in Rome to further Christian unity. The magazine’s announcement said Pope John has given the world “what neither science nor diplomacy can provide: a sense of its unity as the human family."


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