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Electro-pop youth anthem to be performed during papal visit

September 07, 2010

“Heart’s Cry,” an electro-pop youth anthem by the British band Ooberfüse, will be performed during Pope Benedict’s upcoming apostolic visit to the United Kingdom. The anthem, which premiers digitally on September 12 and will likely be part of the Hyde Park prayer vigil on September 18, includes lyrics such as “Go help the poorest of the poor / lying dying the gutter / like Teresa of Calcutta,” as well as words of Pope Benedict, such as “Hatred will never reign in the hearts of men again.”

“We were overjoyed when members of the bishops’ organizing committee decided to dub our track the ‘youth anthem’ of the papal visit,” band members said in a press release.


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  • Posted by: ellemk5093 - Sep. 08, 2010 10:16 AM ET USA

    Amen@ TheJournalist64 What a disgrace.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Sep. 07, 2010 7:24 PM ET USA

    Is this the best we can do for God and the Holy Father? Rhyming Calcutta with "guttah." God help us as we let our garbage secular culture take over in our Church.