The workings of the Vatican are a constant source of amusement. If you do not follow Pope Benedict and his actions you miss a great deal. For instance, the move by the Pope to take the music of the Catholics back to Gregorian chants and baroque music is just the latest entertainment to watch. For a church that can’t find enough priests or churchgoers, I think the last thing the Vatican might ramp up would be Gregorian chants. Throw in the Latin Mass, and one has a real reason to run far and fast.
Ah yes, the Pope is on the forefront of thinking by taking the church back to the Baroque period! Can “Silent Night” make the cut?
BUT WAIT! THERE IS MORE!
At the same time that this all is in the pipline there is this news item.
A DVD aiming at hastening late Pope John Paul Seconds path to sainthood, which the Vatican is to launch soon, will show the pontiff singing like a music star.
The DVD is titled Santo Subito, a reference to the Latin proclamation “Make him a saint now!”, which was chanted by crowds at the pontiffs funeral in 2005.
British composer Simon Boswell, whose work normally features in Hollywood movies, was employed by the Church to write the music for the DVD.
As I said, the Pope and the Vatican are a constant source of amusement. And snickering.