An exceptional collection of 11 tracks, ranging from Gregorian to rock, from Latin to Contemporary with eclectic shades, containing antiphons and sacred hymns of the Christian musical tradition, reimagined by contemporary composers and some excerpts of Pope Francis’ speeches directly from Radio Vaticana Sound Archives. The Pontiff, in the Album, addresses universal issues, discussed in his catechesis and encyclicals, such as Peace, Nature, Poverty, Faith, Family... According to the circumstances he finds himself in, Pope Francis pronounces excerpts of his speeches in Italian, Spanish, English and Portuguese. The Album comes with a beautiful 24 pages booklet that includes prayers, lyrics and excerpts of the speeches by the Pontiff.
J.M. Bergoglio, Speech During Visit to FAO in Rome, Italy, 20th November 2014 Protect the Planet. I remember a phrase that I heard from an elderly man many years ago: “God always forgives offences and abuses; God always forgives. Men forgive at times; but the Earth never forgives!”. Protect our Sister Earth, our Mother Earth, so that she does not react with destruction. But, above all, no system of discrimination, de facto or de jure, linked to the ability to access the market of foodstuffs, must be taken as a model for international actions that aim to eliminate hunger. By sharing these reflections with you, I ask that the Almighty, God rich in mercy, bless all those who, with different responsibilities, place themselves at the service of those who suffer from hunger and know how to assist them with concrete gestures of closeness. I also pray that the international community might hear the appeal of this Conference and consider it an expression of the common conscience of humanity: to feed the hungry,