Cardinal Ravasi has worked three years to curate Pope Francis' collection of thousands of CDs and records.
A recent glimpse into the musical tastes of Pope Francis has revealed a collection that includes some 2,000 CDs and 19 vinyl records. The eclectic collection strikes a nice balance of purely sacred songs, hymns from secular artists, and nods to the pontiff’s roots in South American culture.
According to a report from Catholic News Service, curiosity about the pope’s musical tastes began three years ago when Pope Francis broached the subject with Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. The pope sent the prelate a handful of CDs, citing the cardinal’s own love of music, and the pair began exchanging their favorite tunes.