Holy Father Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord by celebrating Holy Mass in the Sistine Chapel, during which he baptized 34 babies and reminded their parents that love at home is the first requirement of passing on faith. This year he administered the Sacrament of Baptism on 34 babies, 16 boys, and 18 girls. His Holiness Pope Francis while addressing the parents of the infants highlighted that they are making the first step in the task of transmitting the faith.

As reported by Catholic News Agency, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “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. We need the Holy Spirit to transmit the faith, or else we can’t do it.” His Holiness Pope Francis also exhorted the parents to be childlike in their own prayer, saying children communicate in the only way they can, but it’s the language Jesus like a lot.

His Holiness Pope Francis concluded his homily by reminding the mothers that “If the babies cry and start to have  a concert because they are uncomfortable or hungry, to breastfeed them with fear or hesitation if it is the latter, because this is also the language of love.”