The cries of the 26 babies (13 boys and 13 girls) baptized by Pope Francis composed the “sound track” to the Mass he celebrated in the Sistine Chapel on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Armed with bottles and pacifiers, the parents — who work in Vatican dicasteries, offices and institutions — had their work cut out for them. They aimed at calming the little ones as the Pope administered the sacrament of initiation to Damiano Maria Acquaroni, Ginevra Francesca Maria Bellaveglia, Andrea Lucio Agostino Belisari, Matteo Bernardi, Thomas Biagetti, Gabriele Bondatti, Marlene Pola Caldiero, Rocco Cantore, Greta Cataldo, Arianna Francesca Censoni, Ginevra Maria Corradini, Anna Cordeschi, Edoardo De Leo, Emanuele Della Monaca, Lara Gigli, Aurelio Samuel Ianniello, Sofia Maria Guadalupe Lorenzo, Pier Giorgio Massimilla, Arvid Jan Pavel Panchanka, Francesco Biagio Rinaldi, Vittoria Severin, Irene Maria Sonni, Chiara Tucci, Valentina Venanzi, Claudia Sonia Venia and Leonardo Alberto Francesco Zamponi, who were accompanied by their godparents and a small group of relatives who participated in the liturgy.
St. Peter’s Square
Feb. 16, 2019
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