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The Briefing 12-17-13

1) Pope Francis: TIME Person of the Year

Pope Francis, The People’s Pope, TIME (Howard Chua-Eoan and Elizabeth Dias)

2) Despite the “Francis Effect,” how much has really changed? 

The Catholics Still in Exile, New York Times (Frank Bruni)

British Catholics’ Quandary, New York Times (Kenan Malik)

3) Leading gay magazine also names Pope Francis person of the year

The Advocate’s Person of the Year: Pope Francis, Advocate (Lucas Grindley)