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Pope Benedict XVI during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall on April 16, 2012

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 08:  Pope Benedict XVI attends the Holy Easter Mass at St. Peter's square April 8, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI leads a mass at the Vatican, Monday, April 16, 2012. The Pontiff celebrated a very Bavarian birthday Monday, marking his 85 years with his brother, German bishops and a musical band from his native land. Benedict began the day with a Mass in which he alluded to his own mortality, saying he would carry on his final years knowing that God was watching over him.

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 16:  Bavaria's Premier Horst Seehofer (L) presents Pope Benedict XVI with a gift during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall on April 16, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. the pope was joined by his brother and German bishops to celebrate the occations.

Bavaria's Premier Horst Seehofer (L) presents Pope Benedict XVI with a gift during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall on April 16, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. the pope was joined by his brother and German bishops to celebrate the occations.

Children dressed in the traditional Bavarian costumes greet Pope Benedict XVI (R) with a bouquet of flowers during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican April 16, 2012.

Children dressed in the traditional Bavarian costumes greet Pope Benedict XVI (R) with a bouquet of flowers during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican April 16, 2012.

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 16:  Children dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes dance for Pope Benedict XVI (L) during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall on April 16, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. the pope was joined by his brother and German bishops to celebrate the occations.

Children dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes dance for Pope Benedict XVI (L) during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall on April 16, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. the pope was joined by his brother and German bishops to celebrate the occations.