Pope Benedict has ‘human touch,’ says cardinal


While everyone at the Vatican was caught up with the election of Pope Benedict XVI April 19, the new Pope remembered that Justin Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia turned 70 that day.

Amid all the commotion and excitement, he took a moment, to wish Cardinal Rigali a happy birthday.

"With all the things he had to think about, he had a very human touch," Cardinal Rigali commented.

The new Pope had been oblivious to his own birthday only three days earlier, April 16, before the conclave began.

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