Did you hear the good news? (Heh, get it? Bible joke!)
Wait, the Pope is dropping an album in November? Did I understand that correctly? What is going on?
— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) September 27, 2015
Yup, you read that right. Pope Francis (yes, the actual pope) is planning on releasing a prog-rock album later this year. Proving yet again he’s the coolest pope in history, the album will consist of contemporary music and sacred hymns. You can even listen to the first song online.
Reactions are mixed regarding the announcement.
The Pope dropping his new single. http://t.co/zVwNt20OdO I have no further answers in life after this.
— Rocked Reviews (@RockedReviews) September 26, 2015
Did the Pope just drop an album? The Pope just dropped an album. … I'd like to wake up now, please.
— Nash (@Nash076) September 26, 2015
While some are super pumped,
I'm not Catholic, but I'm extremely excited for the Pope's new prog-rock album.
— Bobby Pfeifer (@bobbypfeifer) September 27, 2015
others are making requests.
Honestly if @Pontifex doesn't do a "Take Me To Church" cover on his pope-punk album I'm going to flip a pew
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) September 28, 2015
I want Pope Francis to cover Like A Prayer on his album
— Mark (@MarkUnderYou) September 25, 2015
The album comes out on Friday, November 27th, and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. I guess rock is not the Devil’s music anymore.