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Pope Francis greets an infant at a Mass on the Baptism of the Lord (Photo: CNS)

Francis made the remark during a Mass in which he baptised 32 babies

Pope Francis passes circus performers before his general audience in St Peter's Square Below: Video of performance and  performers move past the Pope (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis tells faithful that baptism gives them ‘unwavering hope and strength’

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope has said Catholics should discover the date of their baptism and celebrate it

Archbishop Marini: 'The Council is not behind us. It still precedes us'  (PA)

Archbishop Marini says he feels ‘desire to experience anew the spirit of the Second Vatican Council’

Benedict XVI baptising a baby in January this year

Just before his retirement Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI made a small but significant change to the wording in the rite of Baptism

David and Victoria Beckham with their children Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn Photo: PA

We should return to the days when children were named after saints rather than following the example of celebrities

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Benedict XVI tells parents that faith is the most precious gift in life

Benedict XVI baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

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The Baptism of the Lord: Is 42: 1-4 & 6-7; Acts 10: 34-38; Mt 3: 13-17