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Pope Francis Birthday Party: He celebrated his 81st birthday with a pizza party for sick children Sunday, reflecting on the joy of children and the importance that they are raised with the faith.
Pope Francis Encourages the Children
Pope Francis encouraged the children to speak with their grandparents. Grandparents “have memory, have roots, and it will be the grandparents that give roots to the children,” he said.
Pope Francis asked that the children may not be “uprooted children, without the memory of a people, without the memory of the faith, without the memory of so many beautiful things that have made up history, without the memory of values.”
“May they learn to pray, to say what they feel in their heart,” Pope Francis said. “It is joy, to talk with the grandparents, with the elderly, and to talk with God.”
- On his birthday, the pope received two cakes and 13 feet of pizza.
Social Media Comments:
— ABC News (@ABC) December 18, 2017
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— TIME (@TIME) December 18, 2017
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Pope Francis celebrated his birthday with a gigantic pizza party Everyone knows cake is the standard food to have on birthdays, but if you’re the leader of the Catholic faith, you can do what you want. We can all learn something from Pope Francis who celebrated his 81st birthday yesterday in Vatican City with a 13-foot …