Breaking Rad: Pope Francis Drops New Single Ahead Of Wake Up! …Or, How Am I Supposed To Review This?

Chris Rotolo October 30, 2015 Breaking Rad, Features No Comments

PopeWhen his holiness reaches down from the Vatican and graces your inbox with a new single (“Por que sufren los Ninos”), apparently your mind starts to race and the thought of just passing on it altogether is considered.

Because, well, what if it’s bad?

Is that a review a good Catholic boy can write?

My mother reads this site…my family…my friends and loved ones.

How would they react if I was to suddenly trash the music of a man who wants nothing more to spread his message of love and compassion toward the many suffering children of the world?

And what if it’s exceptional?

What if all the components of an incredible piece of music exist on this track and are coupled with the most moving of lyrical poetry from this incredible figure…and I undersell it?

Either way Christmas dinner is going to filled with a lot of awkward pauses, long stares, and evil eyes (we’re Italian).

So, in an effort to avoid either of these most uncomfortable situations I’ll just leave Pope’s latest offering below for your consumption, and you can draw your own conclusions about Francis’ universally important missive, and it’s acoustic guitar backing and haunting choir vocal accompaniment.

NOTE: “Por que sufren los Ninos” is part of Pope Francis’ forthcoming full length collection Wake Up!, which is scheduled to drop on Nov. 27th via San Paolo Multimedia. Pre-order it here.

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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in both Journalism/Professional Writing and Communication Studies. He's held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet’s Arts & Entertainment section as well as Consequence of Sound (

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