VATICAN CITY — Little Marco is just one of the 20 babies who were baptized by Pope Benedict this year on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord Jan. 13.
“It’s given joy to the whole family,” said Marco’s father, Bruno della Monaca, who works as an accountant for the Secretariat of State, the Roman Curia’s oldest office.
“Working in the Vatican we had the possibility to have our baby baptized by the Holy Father, and we know it’s a privilege that not everyone has,” he added.
Pope Benedict baptized the children during Mass at the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, before praying with thousands of pilgrims at his weekly Angelus.
The day marked the feast of the baptism of Jesus, the day John the...READ MORE