Pope pops into Rome record store to surprise old friends and get a CD

The Catholic figurehead is no stranger to shopping in the city

12 January 2022 - 19:51 By Philip Pullella

Pope Francis, a lover of classical music, slipped out of the Vatican on Tuesday evening to visit old friends who run a Rome record shop and came away with a gift of a CD.

The visit was to have remained private but Javier Martinez-Brocal, a reporter for the Rome Reports television news agency, was in the area by chance, filmed it with his smartphone, and posted it on Twitter...

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