Saturday, April 15, 2017

Pope Emeritus Benedict's 90th birthday is Easter Sunday; gets a visit from Pope Benedict

Pope Francis Visits Benedict XVI to Offer Birthday Wishes, Easter Greetings
Argentine Pontiff Makes Stop at Residence of Pope Emeritus to Commemorate Lord’s Resurrection
Photo Archivo, Copyright Osservatore Romano
The Easter season had an extra moment of joy when Pope Francis greeted his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
According to a note from the Holy See Press Office, the Argentine Pontiff visited the Pope Emeritus at his residence, Mater Ecclesiae monastery in the Vatican gardens on Wednesday afternoon to offer Easter greetings and best wishes for Benedict’s 90th birthday.
The German retired Pope’s birthday, April 16, coincides with Easter this year

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