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Pope Francis Celebrates 87th Birthday With Children Who Receive Aid From Vatican Clinic

Pope Francis celebrates his birthday on Dec. 17, 2023, with children and families who are assisted by the Vatican’s Santa Marta Pediatric Dispensary.

It has been the custom of the Argentine pontiff since becoming Pope in 2013 to eschew more formal celebrations on his birthday and instead spend time with Rome’s poor and underprivileged.