March 18, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Time magazine has published the list of 100 people to be voted on for The Person of the Year in 2012.
After an Internet vote open to the public, the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, received more than 42,000 votes. He placed ahead of others like Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and actor George Clooney.
Recently, Cardinal Dolan has been highly critical of the health care mandate from the Obama administration. It would require institutions affiliated with the Church to pay insurance covering birth control, including the morning-after pill.
Who will be 'The Person of the Year' is now in the hands of the journalists and editors at Time Magazine. The success or failure of the US health care reform and Dolan's role could play a deciding factor.