Prison flash mob for Pope Francis is internet sensation04 November 2015 | by Sean Smith |
Thousands of people have been enjoying the video of a flash mob in an Italian prison in praise of Pope Francis.
Women prisoners at the Rebibbia prison outside Rome last week can be seen dancing in the video, which has been downloaded all over the world, to the song Pope is pop by Italian composer Igor Nogarotto.
The song is a homage to Francis and has been performed in flash mobs around Rome and elsewhere this year.
"It gives us hope, hope that we will get through this awful period of our lives and be able to go back and see our families again," said Gisele, an inmate from Brazil at the prison.
"When we are dancing we feel a little bit of freedom and an incentive to get through this."
Pope Francis visited the prison at Easter this year to wash the feet of 12 selected inmates on Maundy Thursday and celebrated the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper with them.
Lyrics of Pope is Pop
Please do not cry, don't run away away, take your time, look within,
So tonight you're not alone, Francis is there with you, wherever you both,
The Pope The Pope is popular pop Pope is Pop We hope the Pope,
Listen to your heart and dance with him at his own pace, live your passions, save your dreams,
The Pope The Pope is to pop all the Pope's pop is our hope the Pope,
Resounds nightclub in San Francisco, the whole world will sing with Pope Francis,
The Pope is Pop The Pope The Pope is popular pop
Our Pope is hope
Pope Pope do not stop do not stop do not stop
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