Vatican Pope

In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Sunday, April 15, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI meets with his brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger at the Vatican, Saturday, April 14, 2012. The Pontiff has asked for prayers and for strength to carry on as he marks his seventh anniversary as pope this week. Benedict made the comments to thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square for his traditional Sunday blessing. In addition to the anniversary, Benedict marks another milestone this week: his 85th birthday Monday. Benedict plans to celebrate with his older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, who flew in from Germany over the weekend. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)