Pope Benedict XVI has issued the following statement.
"We are surprised to report that there has been an error in the so-called "new" calendar. We therefore intend to correct it forthwith:
"All persons said to be born on August 11,1928 were actually born on August 11, 1938. Today is therefore any such person's 70th birthday. 80th is still ten years down the road. We regret the error and invite the faithful to comply."
Well, you can't get any clearer than that.
Happy 70th Birthday, Dad. We'll do 80 some other time.