Pope Francis baptized 32 babies in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told their parents not to hesitate to breastfeed them there when they become hungry or restless.
“Today the choir will sing, but the most beautiful choir of all is the choir of the infants who will make a noise. Some will cry because they are not comfortable or because they are hungry,” he said.
He admitted the surroundings may come across as intimidating, and specifically addressed not the historic surroundings, but where the true importance lies:
“If they are hungry, mothers, feed them, without thinking twice. Because they are the most important people here.”
Sunday’s service is a great example of the more down-to-earth style Francis (the first non-European Pope to be elected in 1,300 years!) has introduced in the Vatican.
What do you think about Pope Francis being so outspoken in support of public breastfeeding?
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