Pope Francis has been known to take a more modern approach to the papacy and his supporters kept in step with his birthday celebration.
In homage to his Argentinian roots, a flash mob of tango dancers showed their moves during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican today.
Pope Francis was pictured smiling at the revelry and later blew out the candles on a cake presented to him from the audience.
In keeping with his emphasis on doing good and helping the less fortunate, he also received a gift of 800 kilograms of chicken meat for the poor.
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