Rome label denies Jacko-Pope duet

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A Rome music label has denied widely circulating rumors that it has asked Michael Jackson to set the late Pope John Paul II’s prayers to music.

Father Giuseppe Moscati, head of Edizioni Musicali Terzo Millennio, which specializes in ancient and religious music, stressed that it had not contacted the star, adding they would only work with artists who “are believers or seekers.”

He added: “We hold rights to the prayers, and we intend to develop them into songs led by a group of international musicians.”

Vatican spokesman Father Ciro Benedettini declined to comment.

Pope John Paul II, whose papacy lasted 26 years, died April 2 in Rome.

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