2013 in Review: Pope Francis dominates the headlines
c. 2013 Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) With his face splashed across the covers of Time, The New Yorker and even the gay glossy The Advocate, it would be easy to think the election of Pope Francis was the biggest religion story of 2013. And it was.
But even as the election of former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio dominated headlines in 2013, he wasn’t the only big religion story. Shifts in gay marriage, church-state relations and the Boston Marathon bombings all received front-page treatment.