Jackson Song Rumours Dismissed By Vatican

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LATEST: Michael Jackson's role in the musical release of late pontiff POPE JOHN PAUL II's prayers, has been down played by the Vatican, with officials insisting they simply hoped to include the star's vocals.

The THRILLER hitmaker was reported to have agreed to set the 24 prayers and chants to music, but the Millennium Music Society's Father Giuseppe Moscati now claims Jackson's child abuse trial last year (JUN05) will exclude him from the project - despite him being found innocent on all counts.

The reverend insists he planned to cast the superstar as part of a choir, in a bid to cash in on Jackson's fame and promote the late pontiff's message.

Moscati tells Catholic Online, "It would be very difficult for the Vatican to accept the project.

"Although he has been absolved by the courts (Jackson's image) cannot be put alongside that of the pope.

"At this point, I am hoping to find a producer, a serious professional, in the United States who would want to join the project and who has contacts with professional singers."

Earlier today (08FEB05) Jackson also distanced himself from the project. The star's publicist RAMONE BAIN says, "Michael Jackson has not participated in any discussions with the Vatican."


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not only does the story contradict itself, the idea that the Catholic Church (of which I'm a member for the sake of argument), who is guilty of untold numbers of child abuse by their priests on children not being able to accept Michael, who as the article inaccurately states as absolved, but in fact was found Innocent not being able to presented alongside the Pope is quite absurd. It is innaccurate because absolved means you did something wrong and are forgiven by means of confession, or blessing. Michael was 100% Innocent, and found so by a jury of his peers, which is how it is done in this country at the moment. This statement, which I would like the source of, from the Catholic Church makes 0% Sense.
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Tea, you're going to have to give me a more reliable site than the MJJForum. That's laughable! That's EXACTLY they type of crap they feed to the Jackobots over there.
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I would not realy believ the vatican anymore. since that new pope has come, hell has broken loose around the whole world, the death of pope john paul is the death of the vaticans powers. Pope john paul had most of the world under control in the sense that there was less wars, less riots, less killings,and less conflicts between religions. he had it under control,or at least tried his utmost hardest to do so. And now this new guy guiseppe talks bout Michael jackson being absolved? well thats just another sin to his neck, He has no right to say that, he did not hear michaels confessions(if michael ever did a confession about the child molestation trial) and he was not there when the child alleges Michael molested him to say that he was absolved. This guy guisseppe should have no place in the vatican, he just embarraced the vatican, and got heaps of michael jackson fans angry and quite frankly, i am seeing the vatican fall apart at a very fast pace. Why isnt this new Pope doing sumthing? the riots in australia against muslims, the danish riots about the depiction of prophet muhammed, the coming war against iran and syria and north korea, why isnt this new pope doing anything? this guisseppe guy should apologise and tell his people he was wrong for saying those words about michael, i am very very dissapointed with the words that came from this guy guisseppe on behalf of the vatican, i have lost a huge amount of respect for the vatican. its very unfortunate, now that the new pope is in power. God help the human race. and god help the vatican with a spokesperson like guisseppe who does not think before he talks, mr know-it-all. im really starting to get confused with what the bible is all about. does it not say "DO NOT JUDGE"? well why is he judging michael jackson? priests like that make you want to leave your religion. many priests from the vatican have been found to molest little children well below the age of that kid that alledged michael molested him. i wouldnt be surprised if this guisseppe guy is one of those priests, though i wouldnt put it on my neck, coz i DONT judge, unlike this guisseppe guy from the vatican in italy. he is probably working wit george bush and tony blair aswel as john howard, and they are probably having a chat on the phone right now. Now people like that would fit perfectly in the fires of hell.
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BJHICKWOMAN, Here is one of the sources Tea was referring to!!! just jumping to condemn somebody, it's not healthy.WE are not stupid you know, brainwshed, we have very good brains, as opposed to some other people,as it is obvious from the evident.http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=755&id=185682006
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Hm...your article contradicts this one...it seems father Moscati told the different story than you reported:Here's the article I found:Michael Jackson to set Pope's prayers to music Discussions held in secret with singer Michael Jackson to put some of the prayers of Pope John Paul II to music have been made public after the singer fled members of the press who had got wind of the project. 24 religious prayers and chants written by the Pontiff who died last April, are reportedly to be set to music. Yesterday, Father Giuseppe Moscati, of the Millennium Music Society, which specializes in church music and organizes musical events at the Vatican, reportedly confirmed the details. Fr Moscati said: "We have the rights for the 24 prayers written by Pope John Paul." Jackson is seen as a prime candidate because of his worldwide celebrity status. "We had hoped the fact that we have been in contact with Michael Jackson would remain a secret. But sadly it has leaked out ahead of time. We are in discussions and trying to sort it out." Fr Moscati dismissed Jackson's controversial past and insisted it was no barrier to him working with the Catholic Church. The priest said: "He was cleared and found not guilty by a jury." "Michael Jackson is very interested in this project -- we shall see what happens." Some days ago it emerged that Jackson had secretly flown to Venice to sign a contract. But as news of his arrival leaked he fled the city and was thought to be on his way back to the United States. A source in Venice said: "We were all ready to put the deal to Michael Jackson but he was scared off when the news leaked out. As soon as he knew everyone was waiting for him and the project had been found out he disappeared. We don't know where he is now." Source: ekklesia / scotsman / MJJForum
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Obviously the Vatican did not want to associate with Michael Jackson. You can hardly blame them. Jacko gives well established pedophiles a bad name. He doesn't have any more money to pay off little boys and no insurance company will touch him. What's a pedo to do?BTW, I love the fact that you little nutjobs are circling your wagons. www.mjj2005.com is now closed to the general public. The only people they allow there are silly little MJ loving creeps who profess their undying love for the molester.BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Req killed mjj2005.com.news://alt.music.michael-jacksonhttp://groups.google.com/group/alt.music.michael-jackson?hl=enhttp://www.childrenhatemj.nethttp://www.fluttergirl.com/michaeljackson/http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/jackson
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BJhickwoman - are you blind or just plain... SHE DID GIVE YOU OTHER SOURCES!!!Take a pair of specks if you can't see!!!!btw, this just shows we are not to take anything that news reporters say for granted, cos it is just simply unreliable!!!!
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