Vatican City, Jan 13, 2019 / 05:38 am
At Mass in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, Pope Francis baptized 27 babies, reminding their parents that the first space in which children learn and witness the faith is at home.
"Yes, when they go to catechism class, they will study the faith well, they will learn catechesis," he said Jan. 13. "But before being studied, faith must be transmitted, and this is a job that is up to you."
Preparing to baptize the 27 babies – 15 girls and 12 boys – Francis urged their parents "to transmit the faith by example, by words, by teaching [them] to make the sign of the Cross. This is important."
"The important thing is to transmit the faith with your life of faith: that they see the love of the spouses, that they see the peace of the house, that they see that Jesus is there," he said.