Pope prays for poor in Rome's posh shopping district

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The statue of the Virgin Mary is adorned with a wreath of flowers as Pope Francis prays, on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception feast, in Rome, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Pope Francis, in the heart of Rome's fanciest shopping district, has prayed that the poor are never forgotten. His appearance Sunday at the foot of the Spanish Steps follows a papal tradition of public prayer before a statue representing Mary on Dec. 8, a church holiday honoring the mother of Jesus. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)