Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images Photo: Pope Francis Embraces Dominic Gondreau on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013

We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief: Time’s Person of The Year has been announced, and it is not, in fact, Miley Cyrus. Instead, Pope Francis has claimed the magazine’s annual honor.

Wednesday morning, Time finally revealed their choice for the 2013 titleholder — a man who has been the first non-European Pope in 1,200 years and who, in less than a year of his papacy, is already “poised to transform a place that measures change by the century.”

So what made the editors decide that Pope Francis is their man?

What makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all,” Time said. “In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church ... above the doctrinal police work so important to his recent predecessors.”

We agree with their choice, although we do know a certain twerking maniac who will be just a little disappointed.

Miley has clearly spent the better half of 2013 doing just about everything she can think of to grab our attention — and she rallied hard on Twitter in hopes of winning Time’s title. But just as Time reminded us again and again, the poll they held on their website holds no bearings on who is actually selected as Person of The Year — that’s up to the editors and the editors only.

Better luck next year, Miley!

Source: Time