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For 91st Birthday, Benedict XVI Has Familiar & Quiet Celebration With Brother & Music in the Vatican

Pope Francis Celebrated Morning Mass for Benedict XVI

Happy Birthday 91st Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI! On Holy Saturday, April 16, 1927, baby Joseph Ratzinger was born in the Bavarian village of Marktl-an-Inn.

According to a note from the Holy See Press Office, Benedict XVI celebrated his 91st birthday today with his brother Georg “in a quiet and familiar atmosphere.” In the evening, it said, the music band of the Pontifical Swiss Guard will play some pieces at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in honor of Pope Emeritus.

Early this morning, the note added, Pope Francis offered Holy Mass for Benedict XVI and later sent him his personal best wishes.

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