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Pope Francis baptises one of 32 babies during a mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican

Pope Francis baptises one of 32 babies during a mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican January 12, 2014, in this handout courtesy of Osservatore Romano. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES

Pope baptizes babies at Sistine Chapel

January 12, 2014

Pope Francis held Mass at the Sistine Chapel on January 14, 2014 and baptized 32 babies of families in attendance. The oft-controversial pope even attracted attention today when he told the mothers present that they were free to breastfeed in the church if they needed to do so.