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. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Photo by: Alessandra Tarantino

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. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)