January 9, 2011. (Romereports.com) Before a packed St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI explained what the baptism of Jesus means for those that are also baptized.
Benedict XVI “Baptism is a new birth that precedes our actions. With our faith we can go to meet Christ, but only He can make us Christian and give to our will, to our desire, the answer, the dignity, the power to become children of God.”
During the last Angelus of Christmas, the pope recalled that Catholics, after being baptized, should demonstrate who they are in words and deeds.
Benedict XVI “To the Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ and all who believe in Him, we ask you to help us truly live as children of God not with words, or not only with words, but with deeds.”
These pilgrims also had the special chance to gather around the Vatican's 98 foot tall Christmas tree that will be removed in the coming days.