Pope, pop singer share MTVU award
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This Nov. 8, 2013 photo shows New Zealand singer Lorde in New York. MTV’s college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year. MTVU said Tuesday, Dec. 10, that both figures challenged their followers with unexpected stands. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
This Nov. 8, 2013 photo shows New Zealand singer Lorde in New York. MTV’s college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year. MTVU said Tuesday, Dec. 10, that both figures challenged their followers with unexpected stands. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
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 This Dec. 8, 2013 file photo shows Pope Francis as he arrives at the Spanish Steps to pray at the statue of the Virgin Mary, in central Rome on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception feast. MTV’s college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year. MTVU said Tuesday, Dec. 10, that both figures challenged their followers with unexpected stands.(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
This Dec. 8, 2013 file photo shows Pope Francis as he arrives at the Spanish Steps to pray at the statue of the Virgin Mary, in central Rome on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception feast. MTV’s college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year. MTVU said Tuesday, Dec. 10, that both figures challenged their followers with unexpected stands.(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — MTV's college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year.

MTVU said Tuesday that both figures challenged their followers with unexpected stands.

Since becoming pope, Francis has urged the Catholic Church not to become obsessed with "small-minded rules" and to emphasize compassion over condemnation in dealing with touchy topics like abortion, gays and contraception.

The New Zealand teenager Lorde released a debut single, "Royals," that puts down a culture of conspicuous consumption, and distributed it first for free.

Last year, MTVU honored Frank Ocean and Malala Yousafzai.

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