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Pope Francis listening for a response from the faithful during his weekly General Audience.

Pope Francis listening for a response from the faithful during his weekly General Audience. The Audiences resumed on Wednesday, following a summer break during the month of July.

Pope Francis at Audience: Remember the day of your Baptism

02/08/2017 14:01

Pope Francis on Wednesday resumed his General Audiences, after they were suspended during the month of July for a summer break. The Holy Father once more took up the theme of Christian Hope, focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism, the Gateway of Hope.

 

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Ice covers a frozen fountain in St Peter's Square as Pope Francis prays for the homeless during his Angelus address on Sunday January 8th

Angelus: Pope urges care for homeless in freezing weather

08/01/2017 13:59

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in a freezing St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis asked for prayers for all those living and dying on the streets at this time of year.

Pope Francis baptises babies in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis baptises babies in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis baptises 28 babies in the Sistine Chapel

08/01/2017 13:20

Pope Francis on Sunday baptised 28 babies during Mass in the Sistine chapel, telling their families that Jesus’ first sermon was the sound of his crying in the stable at Bethlehem

Pope Francis in Daejon, during his visit to South Korea in August 2014.

Pope Francis in Daejon, during his visit to South Korea in August 2014.

Baptisms declined in South Korea in 2015

01/04/2016 14:23

Baptisms in the Catholic Church in South Korea declined to 6.9 percent in 2015 from the previous year. 

 

Pope Francis holds a candle during the Easter Vigil mass at the Saint Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis holds a candle during the Easter Vigil mass at the Saint Peter's Basilica

Pope at Easter Vigil urges us to let Risen Christ into our lives

26/03/2016 21:30

Pope Francis on Saturday evening presided at the Easter Vigil in St Peter’s Basilica, with the baptism of 12 catechumens from Italy, Albania, Cameroon, Korea, India and China

 

Pope Francis baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel on the feast of Our Lord's baptism

Pope Francis baptises 26 babies in Sistine Chapel

10/01/2016 13:19

Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 26 baby girls and boys during Mass in the Sistine Chapel marking the feast day of Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan.

Baptism of the Lord

Baptism of the Lord

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – 11 January, 2015

06/01/2016 15:30

The Baptism of the Lord Jesus is the first public revelation of all the Three Persons in the Holy Trinity, and the official revelation of Jesus as the Son of God to the world by God the Father. It also marks the beginning of Jesus' public ministry

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Pope Francis administering Baptism in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Jan. 12, 2014.

Pope to baptize 33 infants to commemorate Jesus' Baptism

10/01/2015 16:13

Pope will close the Christmas season baptizing 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel, on the day the Church commemorates the Baptism of the Lord.