Sunday, April 16, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates Easter Mass, Turns 79

From Yahoo! News:

Looking tired, Benedict led nearly 100,000 pilgrims, tourists and Romans in Mass in St. Peter's Square... "Today, even in this modern age marked by anxiety and uncertainty, we live the event of the resurrection, which changed the face of our life and changed the history of humanity," Benedict said in the traditional "Urbi et Orbi" message — Latin for "to the city and to the world."

From the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, the pontiff reviewed conflicts around the globe to rousing cheers and applause.

The Pope's birthday happened to coincide with Easter this year. He is now 79.

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