Happy Birthday Holy Father

 Today is Pope John Paul's 84th birthday. Those who wish to e-mail birthday wishes to him may do so by clicking on the link to the Vatican Information Service website below, and then clicking on the icon of the Pope where it says "Wishes to the Holy Father." Click here: www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls, in a statement made this morning to journalists, said: "For the Holy Father today is an ordinary work day, above all one of thanksgiving. One special detail: the Holy Father has invited his closest collaborators in the Curia to lunch. "Birthday wishes have arrived from around the world, and not just from Catholics, for John Paul II. They have come from heads of State and government, Church officials and people in the world of politics, business and the arts, but above all from single individuals who wish to express their affection and gratitude to the Pope." Source: VIS