HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT
I wish you the Lord’s choicest blessings on your 93rd birthday, knowing that millions around the world join me in prayerful best wishes and in gratitude for the years of your pontificate!
I cherish the times that I was privileged to meet you and to exchange a few words, though brief.
And we all cherish the many memories we have of you as cardinal and then, as of April 19, 2005, as Pope Benedict XVI. (photos Vatican media)
A heartfelt hug accompanies these best wishes!