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Pope Francis prays at Mass for Benedict XVI, congratulates him


"Today is the birthday of Benedict XVI. We offer this Mass in prayer for him, so that the Lord can be with him, comfort him and console him.”

Pope Francis also called Benedict XVI by telephone to Castel Gandolfo to personally greet him. He also congratulated Benedict's brother, Georg Ratzinger, who is at Castel Gandolfo to celebrate as a family. He will celebrate his saint's day on April 23.