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Pope writes introduction to work on Jesuit Baroque composer

January 04, 2019

» Continue to this story on L'Osservatore Romano (Italian edition, p. 5)

CWN Editor's Note: Organist Sergio Militello, a professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University, has written a book on Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726), an Italian Baroque composer who became a Jesuit missionary in what is now Argentina and Paraguay. Pope Francis writes that Zipoli was a “young missionary who, through the gift of music, cultivated with passion and enthusiasm, completed a marvelous work of evangelization, still remembered today.”

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