Pope prays for poor in Rome's posh shopping district

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Spanish Steps to pray at the statue of the Virgin Mary, in central Rome, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception feast. Francis, in the heart of Rome's poshest shopping district, has prayed that the poor never be forgotten. His appearance at the foot of the Spanish Steps Sunday follows a papal tradition of public prayer before a statue representing Mary on Dec. 8, a church holiday honoring he mother of Jesus. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)