Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 88th birthday with party and pint of beer

April 16, 2015 1:58 PM

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VATICAN CITY – Retired Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his 88th birthday with a party at his old summer residence and a pint of beer.

Photos released by the Vatican newspaper Thursday show Benedict toasting a group of Bavarians in the gardens of the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo, accompanied by his older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, and his longtime private secretary.

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