Pope Francis on the Cover of TIME…. And 13 Other Magazines

Pope Francis on the Cover of TIME…. And 13 Other Magazines December 16, 2013

Deacon Greg Kandra brought this up: Just how many times are we going to see Pope Francis smiling from the cover of a magazine as we pass through the supermarket checkout line?  Wow, he’s right!

Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, and he was featured on the cover of this week’s issue of the magazine.

Then he was featured in the New Yorker magazine, and there he was again, smiling at us from the front cover.

And again!  This time he was named “Person of the Year” by The Advocate, a countercultural magazine for the LGBQ community.  Never mind that they have misunderstood the Pope’s words in making their decision—he’s front and center in that magazine, too, only this time with “No H8” painted on his cheek.

The Advocate – “Person of the Year”

It got me thinking:  Just how many times has this plainspoken pope been feted with a magazine cover shot?  Oh, when he was first elected, of course—there were several magazine cover stories devoted to him, as folks got to know this new face of the Catholic Church in the world.

Columbia magazine

Anyway, ain’t the Internet grand?  With just a few keystrokes, I was able to find all of these papal covers, in the U.S. and abroad.  And of course, I may have missed some.

Time magazine (at time of Pope Francis’ election)

Time magazine: “The People’s Pope”
Vanity Fair
Life magazine
Houston Style Magazine
Cosas (Peru)
America magazine
Semanario (Argentina)
Contigo magazine
Gente (Argentina)
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  • Say what you will, but he most definitely has a dynamic personality. 🙂