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Pope warns about showing God 'Do no disturb' sign

Francis says Lord is 'knocking at door of our hearts'

13 January, 11:24
Pope warns about showing God 'Do no disturb' sign (ANSA) - Vatican City, January 13 - Pope Francis used his Twitter account on Monday to warn the faithful against showing a "Do not disturb" sign to God.

"The Lord is knocking at the door of our hearts," read a post on the @Pontifex account. "Have we put a sign on the door saying: "Do not disturb"?".

Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, continued to show he is willing to be unconventional and break tradition to open up the Catholic Church when he baptised 32 babies in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday.

He told the mothers to have no qualms about breastfeeding during the service and christened a baby whose parents had not been married in Church, but at a civil ceremony.

The pope also put his first stamp on the Catholic hierarchy Sunday, announcing the names of 19 clergymen who will shortly become cardinals, with the majority coming from developing countries.

Of the 19, 16 are "cardinal electors" who are under 80 and therefore eligible to enter a conclave to elect a new pope.