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SuBo to sing for B16?

posted by jmcgee

Reports indicate the Scottish singing sensation could well be warbling for the pontiff when he visits the U.K. later this year:

The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland wants Susan Boyle to perform for Pope Benedict XVI during a visit to the UK later this year.

Boyle, who was catapulted to global superstardom after appearing on a British TV talent show, would be a “great asset” to events planned for the Pope’s trip in September, a spokesman for the Church in Scotland said.

He said there were hopes the Scottish singer would perform at a public mass in Glasgow.

“She certainly would be a great asset to the program on the day and we hope to be able to discuss the possibility of her participation soon,” the spokesman said.

No formal invitation or approach had been made yet, the spokesman added.

The leader of the world’s Catholics will be in Britain on September 16-19.

Considering the lineup at Yankee Stadium two years ago — Harry Connick, Jr. and Stephanie Mills, among others — Susan Boyle would probably fit right in at a big papal mass (and may be the best-known Catholic singer from Scotland).

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