ShareThis Page

Pontiff seeks to bring faith to 'ends of Earth'

| Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:27 p.m.
Pope Francis baptizes 10-year-hold Giorgio Capezzuoli during the Easter vigil service in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, fulfilling a ritual deep in meaning on the most solemn night of the Catholic calendar. Francis urged the priests, bishops, cardinals and ordinary Catholics gathered for the late night service to remember when they first found their faith. 'Do I remember it? Have I forgotten it? Look for it. You'll find it. The Lord is waiting.' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope Francis baptizes 10-year-hold Giorgio Capezzuoli during the Easter vigil service in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, fulfilling a ritual deep in meaning on the most solemn night of the Catholic calendar. Francis urged the priests, bishops, cardinals and ordinary Catholics gathered for the late night service to remember when they first found their faith. 'Do I remember it? Have I forgotten it? Look for it. You'll find it. The Lord is waiting.' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis baptized 10 people on Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.

Francis urged the priests, bishops, cardinals and lay Catholics gathered for the late-night service to remember when they first found their faith.

Trying to remember is a way to bring the “fire” of faith “to all people, to the very ends of the Earth,” the pontiff said.

Francis baptized each of the 10, starting with Italian brothers Giorgio and Jacopo Capezzuoli, 8 and 10.

The adult converts hailed from Vietnam, Belarus, Senegal, Lebanon, Italy and France.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.