On Saturday, September 26, legendary Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Pope Francis and tens of thousands of spectators for the Festival of Families. On his performance for Pope Francis, Bocelli said:
“It is a great honor for me to be in Philadelphia, and have the possibility to sing, once again, in front of the Holy Father, thus giving my humble contribution as a fervent Catholic,” said Bocelli, “St. Augustine reminds us that singing can be an extraordinary form of prayer. This is my goal, my intention: to bring the joy of praying together. Pope Francis is a blessing given to the world. I have for him a sincere, profound devotion. I think this journey represents for the United States a precious opportunity to embrace this giant, a man of God, a gift from Heaven, a point of reference and a providential source of hope for our world. The presence of Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Philadelphia emphasizes the fundamental importance of the subject and of the message that this meeting of high spiritual value embodies, and that is the role of the family, meant as the primary and irreplaceable building block of society.”
Fans can tune into http://tidal.com/us/wmof for a live stream of Andrea’s performance. Please check local listings for additional information on how to view the concert event.