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Francis brings Holy Week and birthday greetings to Benedict XVI

Handout | Vatican Media | AFP

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 04/15/19

Pope Emeritus turns 92 on April 16

At the beginning of Holy Week, Pope Francis went to Mater Ecclesiae Monastery to offer Benedict XVI his best wishes for Easter. The visit also offered the pope the opportunity to extend his birthday wishes to the Pope Emeritus, who turns 92 on April 16.


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