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Vatican Goes to the Video for Late Pope

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A music video issued by the Vatican stars Pope John Paul II. "Santo Subito" (Latin for "make him a saint now") mixes trip-hop and jazz trance music with choral sounds. Listeners are invited to go online and vote on whether or not John Paul II should be sainted.

JOHN YDSTIE, host:

Now here's a DVD that's certain to get millions of thumbs up.

Our last word in business today is "Santo Subito." In case you're not fluent in Latin, that means Make Him a Saint Now, and it's the title of a new music video starring the late Pope John Paul II. It's being launched by the Vatican in a bid to hasten his path to sainthood. And apparently, the church is rolling with the times. The video mixes trip-hop and jazz trance music with choral sounds. And after listening, you can go online and vote on whether John Paul should be sainted.

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm John Ydstie.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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