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Pope Francis Invited Dozens Of Kids To A Giant Pizza Party For His 81st Birthday

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

On December 17, 2017, Pope Francis turned 81 years old.

Now, if I were turning 81 and had as much power as the Pope, I would ask for the biggest, tastiest, buttercream cake in all of the Vatican — but Pope Francis didn’t.

Instead, he was presented with a giant pizza pie.

NBC reports that the massive pizza pie was 13 feet long, and the Pope shared it with a group of children served by a Vatican pediatric clinic.

I’m a cake person myself, but even I have to admit that a fresh Italian pizza would be a great birthday treat!

After blowing out the candle on his pizza and sharing the tasty pie, the Pope made his weekly Sunday appearance above St. Peter’s Square. There, thousands called up to wish him a happy birthday — and he responded with some very heartfelt thank-yous.

Wouldn’t it be so cool to say you spent the Pope’s birthday with him? This week’s visitors will have an awesome story to go home with this year.

Hopefully Pope Francis had a nice, relaxing birthday all around — and maybe he has some leftover pizza to get him through the rest of his birthday week!

Check out the video below to see the giant pizza for yourself, and please SHARE this video on Facebook to wish Pope Francis a very happy belated birthday!

Footage provided by WMAR Baltimore

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