Pope Benedict XVI
Today is His Holiness’ 81st Birthday. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
There will be a “birthday party” at the White House today. It is expected that about 12,000 people will be there, the largest crowd ever for a reception at the White House.
This is also only the second time ever that a pope visits the White House.
This evening, Pope Benedict will celebrate vespers at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Then he will address the U.S. Bishops.
For all the great coverage of the Pope’s visit, including live streaming video, and archived video, go to the official website www.uspapalvisit.org.