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  • On 90th birthday, Benedict thanks God for helping in ‘difficult moments’

    On 90th birthday, Benedict thanks God for helping in ‘difficult moments’

    According to the short remarks released by the Vatican’s press office, during his 90th birthday party on Monday, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI said that throughout his life there have been difficult moments, but that God always guided him through them. The emeritus pope rang in his birthday by welcoming a delegation from his native Bavaria and sharing some pretzels and beer.

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  • Benedict XVI shares a 90th birthday beer with family and friends

    Benedict XVI shares a 90th birthday beer with family and friends

    Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 90th birthday on April 17. Among those present was Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, Benedict’s 93-year-old brother, who flew in from Germany for the occasion, as well as a small delegation from Bavaria, his home region. They brought to the party two staples of Bavarian cuisine with which the 90-year-old emeritus pontiff was obviously delighted — beer and pretzels.

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