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Pope Francis visits
Benedict XVI to offer
Easter and birthday wishes

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14 April 2022

Pope Francis made a special visit to Pope emeritus Benedict xvi on Wednesday afternoon, 13 April, to offer his best wishes for Easter and for Benedict’s 95th birthday. After a brief and affectionate conversation, and after praying together, Pope Francis returned to Casa Santa Marta. Benedict xvi will celebrate his 95th birthday on Holy Saturday, 16 April.