October 29, 2013

Vatican’s pop culture guru Gianfranco Ravasi backpedals his tribute to rocker Lou Reed

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Lou Reed performing at the Hop Farm Music Festival on July 2, 2011.

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Lou Reed performing at the Hop Farm Music Festival on July 2, 2011.

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ROME (RNS) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who was considered a leading candidate to become pope in the March conclave that selected Pope Francis, is no stranger to pop music-related controversy.