Monday, December 08, 2008

Pope starts holiday season

By Christophe Simon, Getty Images

Pope Benedict XVI began the holiday season with his traditional appearance near the Spanish Steps.

USA Today - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago

ROME (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI is praying for those who lost jobs or are struggling to pay bills as Rome's holiday season began with a traditional appearance by the pontiff near the Spanish Steps.

Thousands of Romans and tourists crowded into the square near Rome's posh shopping streets to hear Benedict pray Monday afternoon near a statue of the Virgin Mary.


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