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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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