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Bigger Than Jesus: Pope Benedict vs. Rock-n-Roll

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but he didn’t like it. According to an Associated Press story published at the time of Pope Benedict’s papal reign, in 1986 the then-Cardinal Ratzinger denounced rock music as a “vehicle of anti-religion.” This is why Bono probably didn’t give him any shades (recall John “The Funky Pontiff” Paul II). […]