VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict has exhorted parents of newborns to teach the faith by example, even if it's unfashionable, and show their children that Christianity isn't a limit to personal freedom as it is sometimes portrayed.
The frescoed walls of the Sistine Chapel rang with the wails and coos of infants Sunday morning as the pope presided over his annual Mass to baptize 20 babies.
Benedict said, "It's not always easy to openly and uncompromisingly show your beliefs, especially in the context in which we live, in a society that often considers unfashionable those who live out their faith in Jesus."
But he said anyone who thinks faith hinders personal relations "hasn't understood anything about the relationship with God."
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