Happy birthday, Pope emeritus!

On his 87th birthday, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will undoubtedly mark today quietly with friends, family and music. May it be a happy day for him!

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I'm a 36-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.

2 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Pope emeritus!”

  1. Pope Benedict – amidst a continuous line with Pope John-Paul II and Pope Francis I was a great Pope and Pope Francis still very much eppreciates Benedicts advice.
    Let’s thank God for these three real great Popes.
    Bruno Schulz

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