18 de marzo, 2012. (Romereports.com)
It has been a busy month for the Pope. On April 16th, he turned 85 years old. Now, Benedict XVI is getting ready to celebrate his seventh anniversary as Pope.
On April 19, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became the 265th Pope in
the Church's history. He chose the name Benedict XVI in memory of
Benedict XV, who is remembered for promoting peace during the First
As his anniversary approaches, Benedict XVI has also publicly asked for
prayers, so that he can continue to fulfill his mission as head of the
"I would like to express my gratitude for the good wishes you have been
sending me for the seventh anniversary of my election. I ask you to
support me always with your prayers so that, with the help of the Holy
Spirit, I may continue my service to Christ and the Church".
Even though his birthday already passed, there are more celebrations on
the way. This Friday, at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, the Pope will
receive the gift of music from the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig.