Pope Baptizes Babies Born by Families Hit by Earthquakes in Central Italy

Youngest Newborn Was 5 Days Old

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One week after having baptized 28 babies of Vatican employees in the Sistine Chapel for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Francis has baptized more babies …i
According to a note from the Holy See Press Office, the Pontiff baptized 13 newborns in the Chapel of his residence Casa Santa Marta on Saturday afternoon.
All the infants were born to families from the areas of central Italy that were hit by earthquakes late last year.
The youngest of the babies was only five days old. Other details were not provided.
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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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