Pope gets 80 beers for his 80th birthday

Pope gets 80 beers, a new book and a pile of problems for his 80th birthday

It’s amusing that in an article about the Pope’s 80th birthday, they discuss Catholic doctrine on condoms. Because, you know, it’s the Church who’s obsessed with sex….

He will mark his birthday with a Mass at St Peter’s tomorrow and a lunch for cardinals on Monday, followed by a concert in his honour. Monsignor Engelbert Siebler, auxiliary bishop of Munich — the Pope’s former archdiocese — said that although the Pope drinks only the occasional glass of wine he would give him 80 bottles of Pope Benedict beer, made in Bavaria, complete with the steins to drink it from. “No doubt the papal entourage will enjoy it,” he said.

Let’s hope all the beers are like this:

Hat tip on photo to Duffy.