The frescoed walls of the Sistine Chapel are ringing with the wails and coos of newborns as Pope Benedict XVI presides over his annual Mass to baptize 20 babies.
Other babies slept through the
Mass during which Benedict told the godparents their job is to teach
the faith by example, even if it's unfashionable, and show that
Christianity isn't a limit to personal freedom as it is sometimes
He says: "It's not always easy to openly
and uncompromisingly show your beliefs, especially in the context in
which we live, in a society that often considers unfashionable those who
live out their faith in Jesus."
He says faith isn't
something that "mortifies" personal relations.
He says, "It's not like
that at all! This vision shows one hasn't understood anything about the
relationship with God."