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02/11/2013 01:17 pm ET

The Vatican Playlist: Pope Benedict XVI's Myspace Playlist Includes Tupac, Fleet Foxes

FILE - This April 19, 2005 file photo shows Pope Benedict XVI greeting the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basi
FILE - This April 19, 2005 file photo shows Pope Benedict XVI greeting the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica moments after being elected, at the Vatican. On Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 Benedict XVI announced he would resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis/FILE)

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!

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