Vatican Goes to the Video for Late Pope

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.

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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.

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