Pope ordaining 19 men to the priesthood in St. Peter's Basilica

VATICAN CITY: He Is Ordaining 19 Men In St. Peter's Basilica.

The Majority Of Them Are Italian, But Other Seminarians Are From Croatia Peru Haiti And Japan

Wearing White Robes, The Seminarians Paused In Three Rows Facing The Central Altar After Responding," Here I Am," As Their Names Were Called One By One.

Francisco In A Ritual Asked If They Were Worthy To Become Priests.

During His Homily, He Told Them To Fulfill Their Mission" With Joy And Charity" . And Never" Tired Of Being Merciful" Towards The Faithful.

The Seminarians ' The Ages Oscillate Between 20 And 46 Years.

The Ordinations Produce As The Church And Many Of Its Clergy Have Lost Credibility With High-Rank Catholics After Decades Of Scandals Involving Pedophile Priests And Systematic Cover-Up By Bishops.