Thank You Pope Francis & Pope Francis Made Me Better Appreciate My Sikh Faith

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Pope Francis at multi religious gathering

A Sikh religious leader who shared the stage with Pope Francis at the multi-faith prayer for peace service shares what he learned: Pope Francis Made Me Better Appreciate My Sikh Faith. Anna Keating thanks Pope Francis for his visit to the US and video from the service at the 9/11 memorial after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Live to Tell the Tale by Passion Pit

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Passion Pit

The first four songs on Passion Pit’s debut album Chunk of Change were written on a laptop by Michael Angelakos as a gift to his girlfriend at Emerson, where he was a student at the time. Angelakos was raised in the Greek Orthodox church. On the song “Live to Tell” he sings, “God bless that smile on your face.” It’s electronica indie pop and also super sweet. Listen after the jump:

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Pope Francis: I Seek Communion with Orthodox Churches

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Pope Francis being blessed by Patriarch Bartholemew

Pope Francis asked the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to “bless me and the Church of Rome” at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Istanbul. You can see him receive his blessing in the photo above. Francis said, “The one thing that the Catholic Church desires and that I seek as Bishop of Rome…is communion with the Orthodox Churches.” Read his remarks from Vatican Radio here: I Seek Communion with Orthodox Churches. Watch the video after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Orthodox Composer Arvo Part’s Music Celebrated

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Arvo Part Estonian composer Arvo Part, 78, writes unabashed and openly religious and spiritual music. Steeped in Gregorian chant, the composer and Orthodox Christian will perform in Washington D.C. this week. Read more from The Washington Post here: Arvo Part’s Music Celebrated. Listen to one of his most popular composition’s “Spiegel im spiegel” after the jump:

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