Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is celebrating his birthday today. He is 89 years old.
This year Pope Francis makes a pastoral visit to the Greek island of Lesbos.
But last year, Francis offered his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta for his predecessor saying during his Homily, “I would like to remind that today is Pope Benedict XVI’s birthday.
“I have offered the Mass for him and I also invite you to pray for him, so that the Lord may sustain him and give him much joy and happiness,” the Holy Father said this morning.”