Monday, March 19, 2012

Benedict XVI celebrates his feast day quietly

March 19th is the feast day of St. Joseph. The adoptive father of Jesus, who cared for him and the Virgin Mary. 

The day is actually a holiday at the Vatican, since St. Joseph is the patron of the Catholic Church, and of course, since it's also the feast day of the Pope, Joseph Ratzinger. But this year, the day will be celebrated calmly, since the Pope is getting ready for his upcoming trip to Mexico and Cuba in late March.

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