The former pope, Benedict XVI, has clocked 90 and he celebrated his birthday in style.
The former pope who resigned as the pontiff in 2013 enjoyed his birthday a day after on April 17 with friends and visitors as he downed a mug of beer.
He celebrated his birthday with visitors from Bavaria in Germany.
Photos of the ex-pope downing the mug of beer was published by the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.
Also present at the celebration was the ex-pope’s brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger.