POPE Francis baptised 34 babies in the Sistine Chapel this week, encouraging their parents to make sure the "language of love" is spoken at home.
During the ceremony that lasted more than two hours, Francis baptized 18 girls and 16 boys, including two pairs of twins. Transmitting the Faith is a grace that comes from the Holy Spirit and this is why you bring your children here to receive the Holy Spirit, to receive the Trinity - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - who will dwell in their hearts.More news: Arpaio bid for Senate shakes up already tumultuous primary campaign
"If there is no love at home, if the language of love isn't spoken between mother and father at home, you can't do it", the Pope said January 7, telling parents to "transmit the faith, but do it with the love of the family, at home".
In a speech to diplomats on Monday, Pope Francis said that the stability of the family is integral for the future, and that such stability is created when founded upon the faithful and lasting relationship of a man and woman. The language of children!More news: Sensex Jumps Over 150 Points in Opening Trade, Nifty 50 Points up
"We give a gift pleasing to Jesus when we care for a sick person, spend time with a hard person, help someone for the sake of helping, or forgive someone who has hurt us", the pope said. "We must not forget that freedom of movement, like the freedom to leave one's country and return to it, is among the fundamental rights of man. May your prayers be simple like children", he said, telling parents that in their own prayer, "say it in your heart like they do" when they cry, and "the Lord will teach you how to be like them, how to speak to them".
Not only are innocent unborn children discarded because they are "ill or malformed, or as a result of the selfishness of adults", the elderly are often cast aside especially when they are infirm, he said.More news: PwC India challenges audit ban, putting 75 companies in a bind
Likening infants' wailing to a concert, Francis told the parents that if their babies start crying later in the ceremony, it's "because they are not comfortable, or too hot, or they don't feel at ease or are hungry". If they are hungry, feed them. So the Gospel tells us: "they 'came to worship him, ' 'they set out; they went in, and fell down and worshiped him; they went back.' They kept moving". This too is the language of love.