Geffen to release album featuring Pope Benedict


An album featuring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI is to be released worldwide later this year, Geffen Records announced on Thursday.

The Pope will be heard speaking and singing in different languages— Latin, Italian, Portuguese, French and German— accompanied by a leading choir from Rome.

They will be blended with modern classical recordings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which is recording its contribution at the Abbey Road studios in London.

The album will be released on November 30 and proceeds will be used to provide musical education for underprivileged children across the world.