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Pope cancels traditional Baptism ceremonies in Sistine Chapel

January 05, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Breaking with a Vatican tradition, Pope Francis will not baptize babies on January 10, as the universal Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Each year, since Pope John Paul II began the annual tradition, the Pontiff has baptized infants in the Sistine Chapel on the feast day. The Vatican announced that this year the ceremonies would not be held “as a precaution” because of the Covid epidemic.

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