Pope Francis touches the head of a child at the end of an audience with the Community of the Rome's pediatric hospital Bambin Gesu,in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Dec. 15, 2016. / AFP / Andreas SOLARO
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Pope Francis voiced hope for a "fruitful and joyous" old age at a mass for his 80th birthday Saturday, as he received messages of congratulations from around the world.Spadaro released photographs of drawings showing a smiling pope with the world on his head or surrounded by children and party balloons.Apart from the morning mass with the cardinals, he has meetings with Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro, several prelates and members of the Nomadelfia, a secular community that tries to live as the early Christians.In recent years, the pope has marked his birthday by distributing hundreds of sleeping bags to homeless people in Rome or by sending food to a migrant shelter.
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