No, this is not a joke. Pope Francis is releasing a rock album called ‘Wake Up!’ and HollywoodLife.com has his FIRST single for you to hear! Click inside to LISTEN!
Pope Francis, 78, is about to add “rock star” to his list of impressive titles. It has just been announced that the Vicar of Christ is releasing his first-ever rock music album, and it is already available for pre-order on iTunes! Is this super exciting or just super weird?
Yes, this is absolutely 100% for real. Pope Francis is releasing an album of pop-rock songs that will feature some of his most notable words of prayer, and you can hear a clip of the very first single by clicking RIGHT HERE. The song is called “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!” and you can already purchase the rest of the album on iTunes. Who knew?
The album has 11 songs in total according to it’s album listing, and they are in different foreign languages including Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, with the exception of the single/title track you can listen to above. “Wake Up!” is also described as a “music album” featuring his “words and prayers” on the official site.
But don’t fret, there’s a truly positive spin on this news: a portion of the album’s proceeds will be donated to a support fund for refugees, reports Us Weekly. Plus you can totally add this album to your collection of Pope Francis items, like this bobblehead that retails for $29.99 online. Team Papal, everyone!
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— Lauren Cox