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Pope baptizes 34 cooing, crying babies in Sistine Chapel

January 7, 2018 11:05 AM
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Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 34 cooing and crying babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel, and encouraged their parents to make sure the "language of love" is spoken at home.

With Michelangelo's famed frescoes on the ceiling overhead, the parents — some with other young children in tow — brought 18 girls and 16 boys forward to Francis in the annual ceremony.

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