Pope celebrates birthday, enjoys traditional dances from his native Bavaria
April 16, 2012. (Romereports.com) For the Pope’s 85th birthday, a delegation from his native Bavaria visited the Vatican to make Benedict XVI feel a bit more at home.
Along with his brother Georg, the Pope enjoyed a series of dances that a group of children performed at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall.
As a gift, his fellow countrymen gave him a crucifix and a basket full of typical items from his native Germany.