Religion writers agree: Pope Francis is No. 1 newsmaker

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Pope Francis was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013. Photo courtesy Time magazine

Pope Francis was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013. Photo courtesy Time magazine

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(RNS) He’s Time magazine’s Person of the Year, the most talked about topic on Facebook and the most popular baby namesake in Italy. No surprise, Pope Francis is also the top Religion Story of the Year and the Religion Newsmaker of the Year, according to a poll of Religion Newswriters members.