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domingo, 13 de janeiro de 2013

Pope baptises babies on feast of the Baptism of the Lord

(Vatican Radio) “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” With the traditional formula of Baptism, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday welcomed twenty newborn boys and girls into the Catholic Church.

“The joy arising from the celebration of Christmas,” the Pope said, “finds its completion today in the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord” which marks the end of the liturgical season of Christmas. He continued: “To this joy is added another reason for those of us who are gathered here: in the Sacrament of Baptism, which will soon be administered to these infants, the living and active presence of the Holy Spirit is manifested, enriching the Church with new children, enlivening and making them grow, and we cannot help but rejoice.”

The ceremony, which took place ...»