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Benedict’s Birthday Beer Party

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s 88th Birthday Beer Party, April 16th, 2015.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s 88th Birthday Beer Party, April 16th, 2015.

This morning Pope Francis had morning Mass particularly in honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s eighty-eighth birthday today and gave a homily on not being so stubborn that one cannot listen to and have dialogue with others and with God (summary video). Also, related to the Pope Emeritus’ birthday, it seems he had quite a good and happy birthday — it was a beer party!

Today Pope Francis sat and met with Kenyan bishops for their ad Limina visit, specifically twenty-seven prelates, and gave them some prepared written remarks (full text, summary video 1, summary video 2).

A delegation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), representing about 80% of nuns in the U.S., met with Pope Francis (more details, article on LCWR website, summary video). As well, here’s an excellent report on the history of the issues resolved with this meeting and its accompanying report.

It was announced that as part of Pope Francis’ journey to North America in September, he is considering also visiting Cuba.

As well today, Pope Francis made some appointments.

And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!


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