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Poroshenko mistaken about Pope’s age while congratulating him
12:45, 17 December 2015
Poroshenko mistaken about Pope’s age while congratulating him

Pope Francis turned 79

12:45, 17 December 2015

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated Pope Francis on his 80th anniversary, though the leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church actually turned 79. Later that day, the mistake in the respective congratulatory letter has been corrected, as seen on the screenshot below.

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Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was born on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was elected by the papal conclave in Vatican in March 2013, following the resignation of his predecessor Benedict XVI.

Related: Poroshenko congratulated Pope Francis on the jubilee

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