Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

On Christmas, Pope Francis celebrates anniversary of his Baptism

CWN - December 23, 2013

On Christmas Day, Pope Francis will be celebrating the anniversary of his baptism, Vatican Insider points out.

The Pope, who celebrated his 77th birthday on December 17, was baptized in Buenos Aires just over a week after his birth.

Coincidentally his predecessor, Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, was also baptized on a great feast day. Born on April 16, 1927, Joseph Ratzinger was baptized that same day at the Easter Vigil.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($25,761 to go):
$35,000.00 $9,239.48
74% 26%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer 8 hours ago
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra 10 hours ago
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger 12 hours ago
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again 13 hours ago
Improving the Church April 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days