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When Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced his retirement, several of my friends posted his picture on Facebook with the caption, “And what are you giving up for Lent?” It makes my annual choice to give up sweets seem like nothing in comparison.

I recently wrote about Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of Manila. His brother Manuel owns Sweet City Desserts in Vienna, Virginia. New Advent’s home page currently has a list of the 115 cardinals who will choose the next pope. They are ranked by “buzz score” based on Google search activity. Cardinal Tagle is number four on the list.

My daughter promised to visit Sweet City and send me some pictures. She knows me well and zeroed in on a cupcake inspired by my favorite Girl Scout cookie, the Samoa. I can hardly wait to try one during my next trip to Northern Virginia.

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