Say a prayer for Pope Benedict today on his 85th birthday.
He is now one of the oldest of Popes in history.
Here is a shot of my Vatican Curia wall calendar.
Close up of the birthday item.
I read in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, some remarks by His Holiness on the occasion of his birthday:
“I find myself on the last stretch of my journey in life, and I don’t know what is awaiting me.”
“I know, however, that the light of God exists, that he is risen, that his light is stronger than any darkness and that God’s goodness is stronger than any evil in this world, and this helps me go forward with certainty,” he said.