A singing Pope?

Posted: July 31, 2009 in News
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Saw this news article about the Pope being on a new record – and to be honest I thought the BBC had gone a little mad.  Its not just be is it that reckons that this is a little weird?

Pope Benedict XVI

Proceeds will help to provide music education for underprivileged children

Pope Benedict XVI will be heard singing and speaking on an album to be released on the record label that was home to Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses.

The pontiff is to release Alma Mater, an album of Lauretan litanies and prayers with musical accompaniment, through Geffen Records.

The label said listeners would be “shocked” by his “incredible voice”.

The album, which features the Pope using five different languages, will be released on 30 November.

The project came about after the label learned earlier this year that Benedict XVI had been working on an album with the Choir of the Philharmonic


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