Pope to mothers: 'Feel free to breastfeed in Sistine Chapel'
Pope Francis is renowned for propagating a modern way of thinking that often goes against the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. Speaking to new mothers recently, the Pope said that they are free to breastfeed their hungry infants inside the Sistine Chapel. Women in several countries are harassed for public breastfeeding, although perceptions are starting to change. Here's more on what he said.
Who is Pope Francis?
Pope Francis is the first Latin American as well as Jesuit to lead the Roman Catholic Church. Before becoming the Pope in 2013, he was Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires.
Pope Francis: The modern head of an ancient religion
Pope Francis has often delivered sermons that contradict the traditional tenets of Christianity. He has condemned climate deniers and has urged the world to act against climate change, especially after US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Pope has also made a case for Christianity accepting homosexuality. He is also an advocate of peace and disarmament.
What did Pope Francis say about breastfeeding?
After long baptism ceremony held at the Sistine Chapel, the Pope said, "If they start crying), or if they are uncomfortable or too warm or don't feel at ease or are hungry ... breastfeed them, don't be afraid..... this too is the language of love."