It was announced Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning on Feb. 28, citing health concerns for his need to step down. In looking back at his career as Pope, Buzzfeed dug up a 2009 Myspace playlist that the Vatican publicized as music from the Holy See.
The playlist was a part of a series of celebrity playlists, put together for the launch of Myspace's UK site. Most of the playlist features expected tracks such as Mozart's "Don Giovanni," but things get interesting with the inclusion of Tupac's "Changes," and Muse's "Uprising." The Vatican explained the choices at the time as “A perfect mix of classical, world and contemporary music. The genres are very different form each other, but all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people.”
Take a look at the full playlist below.
The Vatican Playlist
"Advocata Nostra" – Music From The Vatican
"Uprising" – Muse
"Causa Nostrae Laetitiae" – Music From The Vatican
"Il Mare Mi Salva" – Rossomalpelo
"After The Rain" – Dame Shirley Bassey
"Coexist" – Nour Eddine
"Don Giovanni" – Mozart
"Rafaele Merry Del Val" – Lorenzo Perosi Inni Mottetti e Canzoni, Pablo Colino & Coro Academica Filarmonica Romana
"He Doesn’t Know Why" – Fleet Foxes
"Changes" – Tupac Shakur
"Regina Coeli" – Music From The Vatican
"Mi sarete Testimoni" – Santo Subito!