Pope Benedict XVI whose full names are Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger recently turned 90. Celebrating his birthday, the retired pope was seen cooling off with a glass of beer outside the monastery on Vatican City grounds.
The pontiff was joined by his brother, Georg Ratzinger, and visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany.
He was born in southern Germany on April 16, 1927. Benedict XVI who retired in 2013 and was the first pope to resign in 600 years celebrated the occasion on Monday since it coincided with Easter Sunday.