The Pope's brother sat in the audience, as the Sistine Chapel Choir sang his composition, led by Salesian Massimo Palombella. Experts believe his music reflects an influence of Beethoven and Wagner.
At the end of the concert, the Pope didn't give a speech, as he usually does, to not impose his personal opinion. Instead, they simply gathered for the group picture. But, the Pope did thank the choir and his brother for what he describes as a musical gift, just in time for the Year of Faith.
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