A very happy birthday to our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, who is 82 years old today!

Pope Benedict in Brazil, 2007

As always, I pray that the Lord bless him with continued long life and good health!  I am so grateful to have him as our Papa!

Also, this Sunday, 19 April, we celebrate the 4th anniversary of his election as Pope!  Appropriately enough, this year, it is also Divine Mercy Sunday.  Providing us with such a good shepherd has been an act of God’s mercy in these troubled times.

Viva il Papa!  Ad multos annos!

(Photo by Fabio Pozzebom, found at Wikipedia)