During an annual ceremony in the Sistine Chapel celebrating the baptism of Jesus Christ, the pontiff baptized 28 children. He encouraged the mothers present to nurse their children if they needed.
"The ceremony is a little long, someone’s crying because he’s hungry. That’s the way it is,” he said, reported Agence France-Presse. “You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus.”