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Dec
16

Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday

Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthdayPope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world — and children in particular — to join in the holiday mood and be joyful. The Argentine pontiff thanked the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the Angelus prayer as they sang happy birthday, and was expected to slice into his birthday cake after lunch. The artist — whose real name is Mauro Pallotta — famously depicted Francis as Superman in 2014 and has since begun supporting Vatican charitable projects by selling T-shirts bearing the flying pope.