For the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Francis has baptized 28 babies (15 baby boys and 13 baby girls) during the Mass he celebrated this morning in the Sistine Chapel. During his homily, he reminded the parents of the importance of passing on the faith to their children and the great responsibility it entails. He also acknowledged the cries which resonated in the chapel, and recognizing that some of the babies could be hungry, reminded mothers to feel free to nurse their children as they normally would do.
Below is a ZENIT translation of the Pope’s brief off-the-cuff homily:
You have asked for your children faith. The faith that will be given in…