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POPE-BIRTHDAY Apr-16-2009 (310 words) xxxi
By: Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a low-key birthday with his brother at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo.
The pope, who turned 82 April 16, had a very informal “family celebration” that included a visit by a small group of top Vatican officials, the Vatican’s spokesman, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, told reporters.
The officials, including the secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, visited the pope in the morning to offer their birthday wishes.
The pope then had a private lunch with his …