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Pope Francis, Mexican leader on TIME 100 list

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New York, Apr 18 (EFE).- Pope Francis and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto are among the newcomers in the 2013 edition of TIME magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world, joining household names such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Jay-Z.

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became pontiff last month after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

Peña Nieto, a former state governor, was sworn-in last Dec. 1 as Mexico's head of state.

TIME divides the 100 personalities into five categories: Titans, including Jay-Z and Lebron James; Pioneers such as immunologist Katherine Luzuriaga, part of the team that cured a newborn afflicted with AIDS; Leaders, including Obama and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi; Icons, a category encompassing pop diva Beyonce and young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai; and Artists, including singer Christina Aguilera and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

Also recognized in the Pioneers division was Joaquim Barbosa, who last year became Brazil's first black Supreme Court chief justice.

Others deemed "most influential" include first lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Rand Paul, actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Kate Middleton, wife of Britain's Prince William.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130418/pope-francis-mexican-leader-time-100-list