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Musical Pope

Posted at 11:32 AM on September 19, 2013 by Rex Levang

When Pope Francis assumed the papacy, it was widely reported that he was an opera fan.

In a new interview, he proves it, with allusions to "Parsifal, "Tannhauser," and the "Ring." When asked about optimism, he responds with a reference to Puccini's "Turandot." Full text here.

(h/t Bob Collins)