Pope Benedict XVI Fun Facts: Holy Father Turns 85 in April

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By Simi John | April 8, 2012 10:40 PM EST

The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, will celebrate his 85th birthday on 16 April. The pontiff, despite several concerns about his health, has had a relatively active year, making an apostolic journey to Mexico and Cuba. He is now actively participating in Easter celebrations. 

The German pontiff is the 265th pope and was elected on 19 April 2005. Check out some facts about the Pope...

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