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This handout picture released on December 25, 2013 by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis during his traditional Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.  AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO/HO  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-/AFP/Getty Images
This handout picture released on December 25, 2013 by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis during his traditional Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.  AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO/HO  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-/AFP/Getty Images

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