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Today is Pope Benedict XVI's 81st Birthday. We love you Holy Father! Thank you for coming to the United States for a much needed visit.
Most people who celebrate their 81st birthday are doing so in retirement or in a much more relaxed lifestyle. Not this Pope. God has granted him special graces in his advanced age to minister to the Catholic Church as a loving shepard.
Traveling to America can't be an easy trip for the Holy Father yet he is here, and will be delivering some difficult; but encouraging messages to the people in our country.
If you haven't done so already; how about it if we all offer up some special prayers for the Holy Father today for his birthday and for his papal mission in the U.S. this week.
Have a Blessed Day!