Thousands celebrate pope’s birthday at Vatican with flash mob tango

Thousands celebrate pope’s birthday at Vatican with flash mob tango December 17, 2014

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Well, how else would you celebrate?

See for yourself below.

Details from Carol Glatz at CNS: 

 Pope Francis always asks for prayers, especially for his birthday, but this year he also got some tango.

Thousands of tango dancers, mostly from Italy, flocked to St. Peter’s Square to wave their white scarves “A Tango for Pope Francis” and cheer along with tens of thousands of other people at the Wednesday general audience…

… Cristina Camorani organized a “Street Tango Flashmob” over the Internet inviting people to what she hoped would become the “Biggest Milonga in the World.”

Milonga, an older form of tango with a faster rhythm, is the pope’s favorite dance style. He has said he used to dance the tango when he was young, adding, “It’s something that comes from within.”

At the end of the general audience, Pope Francis greeted the tango dancers and said it seemed like the square was “for a 2 x 4,” which is mysterious tango-lingo referring to rhythm.

Check out more and some pictures at the link.  

Meantime: Happy Birthday, Pope Francis!


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