We Are The World performed in Rome for Pope Francis

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Today we were sent a tweet by @Hopeygrace that sent our spirit soaring up like a balloon up into the universe like the ones in St. Peter’s Square.  Michael Jackson, our beloved brother to the entire world, was honored in this celebration of Family- Incontro Del Papa con le Famiglie in the performance of We Are The World.

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Vatican City, 26 October 2013 (VIS) – More than 150,000 people from 75 countries representing all five continents gathered in Rome this afternoon to meet the Pope in St. Peter’s Square, following the pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Peter as part of the Year of Faith. The pilgrimage was entitled “Family, live the joy of faith”, and the Holy Father, who toured St. Peter’s Square by open car, embracing children along the way, dedicated his address to this theme. Read full accounting of days celebration.

Michael and Lionel Richie constructed the song to be anthem.  On the  20th Anniversary of We Are The World, Harry Belafonte acknowledged:

“First and foremost was that we truly have the capacity to make a difference, and what “We Are the World” did was to define the best of who and what we are.

Perhaps the ultimate compliment is that the song has stood the test of time — anyone old enough can still at least hum along.”

We can imagine that Michael would greatly appreciate that a children’s choir performed this song before such a large international audience and the Pope- as Michael mission in life was to bring hope, love and assistance to the world’s children.  Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 1.12.08 PM

To view full Celebration of Family speeches and songs

A balloon release at the end of the song, in the celebration of Family,  fills the heart with a joyful expectation and a continued striving for universal brotherhood which Michael Jackson promoted throughout his lifetime.

Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 1.18.47 PMMichael Jackson believed in God and often spoke of how his talent was merely a gift dropped in his lap from the Heavens. He constantly glorified the Universal Power and often said he shouldn’t take credit for he was only an instrument by which the words flowed.

We appreciate the song’s performance at St.Peter’s Square for it perpetuates Michael’s truest essence of love, empathy and compassion for the world’s neediest among us- the children.

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A little boy stole the Pope’s thunder by joining him on stage during his speech and sitting in the Holy Father’s white chair. Seemingly unperturbed the Pope understood the image of this child was indeed fitting for the occasion of honoring Family.

More photos of boy and Pope’s interchange: http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/30/21246171-little-boy-joins-pope-francis-on-stage-refuses-to-leave?lite

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10 Responses to We Are The World performed in Rome for Pope Francis

  1. SGAA says:

    This makes me very happy. Thank you for sharing this little bit of heaven today!

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  2. I am really choked up, and I am crying happy tears. I have really been upset about all of this…and I have needed a healing. This is what my heart needs. Thank you for sharing this.

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  3. Sally says:

    That has just made my day and i am certain Michael is smiling down upon all in Rome 🙂

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  4. myheartmjj says:

    Tears and pride.Thats what happens to me whenever I see this kind of video. I know that Michael is still using his great gifts by reminding us that we are all the same. I’ve always loved that about him,his humbleness during some of the worst times of his life and the beauty he turns those times into by showing us that goodness and light always trumps evil. I miss that guy so much but I believe he will never leave this earth as long as his fans remind the world of his light, his love and his dream.

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    • Michael’s inner Godlight will shine on forever- His energy is communicated through each song, speech and lyric .. Once in a while God gifts us with messengers on the Earth so that we may Make Change and HE truly used Michael’s as an instrument of PEACE and Universal Love ..

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  5. Linda Ohl says:

    THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH FOR THIS EMAIL OF THE NEWS OF MJ’S WE ARE THE WORLD BEING SUNG IN ROME FOR POPE FRANCIS!! MY GOSH THAT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL NEWS I’VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME! WOULDN’T OUR DEAR SWEET MICHAEL BE PROUD!? BUT YET, HE NEVER LET PRIDE GET THE BEST OF HIM FOR ANYTHING. HE WAS SUCH AN AMAZING AND HUMBLE PERSON. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE EMAIL!! LOVE YOU ALL AT MJJJUSTICEPROJECT!!

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  6. michellej59 says:

    i have seen Michael tear up watching children singing this song for him, and he said afterwards that it should be sung by children. Can you imagine how he would feel seeing this video, crying like the rest of us no doubt. How proud and happy this would surely have made him. It’s so momentous that his beautiful heart, words and sentiment are publicy displayed at such an important event and in front of dear Pope Francis who holds and kisses the children just like Michael always has – it’s beautiful. Thank you … mjxx

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  7. Christine Wallden/Sweden says:

    Happy tears – how perfect and the tears in the popes eyes hearing the children sing….Michael I hope many balloons reached you – our LOVE reaches you all the time.
    Thank you for this post – Only LOVE

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  8. Oh, goodness. I am almost beside myself with happy emotion and joy. This is It; what Michael intended. His spirit and inspiration were there in St. Peter’s Square, and the Pope must have felt it too. This is beyond amazing, and has encouraged me that Michael’s messages have been heard.

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  9. partout dans le monde il a laissè sont empreinte ne jamais oublier quil a donnait sa vie pour nous

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