A child, Daniele, no last name available, dressed as a pope is held up to Pope Francis as the pontiff is driven through the crowd upon his arrival for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square... more 
A child, Daniele, no last name available, dressed as a pope is held up to Pope Francis as the pontiff is driven through the crowd upon his arrival for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The child, who was crying, was hoisted up to Francis as he drove by in his open-topped jeep. Another child dressed in a similar white cassock and white skullcap was also on hand as were kids dressed as Swiss Guards. During Carnival in Italy, children often go to school and spend their weekends dressed up in pirate, princess — and now pope — costumes. Carnival, also known as mardi gras, marks the period before the church's solemn Lenten season begins. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alessandra Tarantino
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 5:42 AM EST