May 12, 2011. (Romereports.com).
The Italian priest Marco Frisina composed this song. It's part of the soundtrack that was heard around the world during the beatification of John Paul II. It's entitled "Open the doors to Christ.” It symbolizes the spiritual heritage the pope left in the world.Marco Frisina
Priest and composer "I was really excited when I found out his beatification would be on May 1st. The Diocese of Rome worked quickly to write an anthem, but the song really came out of the texts of John Paul II. From his own words, the things he loved. I wanted to include all the spiritual heritage he left us. "
The composer hopes this song will connect people to the excitement and thrill they felt whenever the pope visited their country or spoke to a mass audience.Marco Frisina
Priest and composer "All that enthusiasm. Everything we lived with him for so many years... I wanted to recreate that strong feeling that gave us all the excitement of the Gospel."
The beatification song was definitely a success. Marco Frisina is now working and writing new songs. Marco Frisina
Priest and composer "I want put together several things I've written this year. I'd also like to add the priestly prayer of Jesus. I would like to dedicate it to the priesthood and to the example John Paul II gave us priests."
Marco Frisina has been a priest for 33 years. But he's been a musician since the day he was born. He uses his music to thank John Paul II and to talk to the people of God.