It's the Pope's 81st birthday...those watching are privileged to be a part of this day with you.
God is love.
Love is our concern for those in need.
870,000 dollars gift for the charities the Pope supports...gathered and donated by all in preparation for the Pope's birthday.
(holy smack that's quite a birthday gift)
POPE THANKS and has 2 gifts
donates a relic for the church in honor of the Immaculate Mary
presents a gift to the bishop and archbishop in New Orleans for all of their work (something really shiny in a box)
Closing blessing in Latin
OMG - they are singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY, "HOLY FATHER"
I can't decide if I'm touched or think that's the corniest thing ever in the tradition of birthdays...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008