- Sep 17, 2020
On Sunday Pope Francis baptized more than 30 babies inside the Vatican and issued a clear defense of infant baptism in his homily, saying it gives children the strength to grow in the faith as they get older.
In our baptism, in spite of whomever we might be in this world, we become a member of the Body of Christ.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, where he marked the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, as he does every year, by baptizing infants and telling their parents that to pass on the faith, they must start at home by both giving a good example and teaching their children the basics.
Baptism means accepting the power to become a new person, with a new way of life and a new approach to the world in Jesus Christ.
Churches at the site along the banks of the Jordan river where Jesus is believed to have been baptized could reopen within a year, following progress on a project to clear thousands of landmines and other ordinance from the location.
Baptism is an occasion when the skills of a human tattoo artist give way to the beauty of the divine Artist of our souls, who is the Creator of the heavens and the earth.