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Pope Baptizes Babies Born by Families Hit by Earthquakes in Central Italy

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One week after having baptized 28 babies of Vatican employees in the Sistine Chapel for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Francis has baptized more babies …i

According to a note from the Holy See Press Office, the Pontiff baptized 13 newborns in the Chapel of his residence Casa Santa Marta on Saturday afternoon.

All the infants were born to families from the areas of central Italy that were hit by earthquakes late last year.

The youngest of the babies was…

Author: stjosephstmary

We are two Catholic Churches close to downtown Freeport, IL. Our communities are over 150 years old and have been dedicated to our lord Jesus Christ since our inception. We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was concieved by the Holy Spirit, born of ythe Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

One thought on “Pope Baptizes Babies Born by Families Hit by Earthquakes in Central Italy

  1. What an amazing miracle – 28 and then 13 Souls brought into the Kingdom of God, who now have the possibility of living forever in Heaven, each as the Final Destination! How do we know this is so? The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us clearly and in necessary detail how and why this is so. Here’s the definition of “Baptism” as found in the Glossary:
    The first of the seven sacraments and the “door” which gives access to the other sacraments. Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification. Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist constitute the “sacraments of initiation” by which a believer receives the remission of original and personal sin, begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit, and is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ. The rite of Baptism consists in immersing the candidate in water, or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. [See more at 977, 1213 ff; 1275, 1278]

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