Pope Francis, an important lover of classical music, was stunned leaving a document retailer within the middle of Rome, a particular gesture of affection for the homeowners, long-time mates.
It was a brand new escape for the Argentine pontiff, made with out discover, as he has performed on different uncommon events, to go to the Stereosound retailer on Tuesday, round 7:00 p.m., just a few steps from the well-known Pantheon.
“It was a quick, immense, great, human, wonderful visit. I have no other words, I really can’t find them,” Tiziana Esposito, daughter of the proprietor, confessed to AFP with emotion.
“It was his wish to come visit us. It has been a privilege that he chose us. Something wonderful, which does not usually happen,” he added.
The Spanish journalist Javier Martínez-Brocal, a reporter for the Rome Reports information company, who was close to the scene, captured the photographs of the pope as he was leaving, inflicting the information to go viral.
The sudden departures of the Latin American pope, who has confessed that he suffers from not with the ability to stroll down the road like anybody else, are nearly all the time for very private causes.
In 2015 he went to an optician on the Via del Babuino, within the coronary heart of Rome, to alter the body of his glasses and in 2016 he went to the Fisioitop orthopedic, not removed from the Vatican, to purchase new footwear.
– The love for vinyls-
On this event he needed to meet a promise made after his election and not directly pay tribute to a retailer and an emblematic sector, which suffers from piracy, the web and big downloads and which nonetheless nonetheless stands, with many second-hand vinyls, nearly hidden amongst eating places and vacationer souvenirs.
“The record is a sector for passionate people, it always has been,” says Esposito, who works together with her husband, Danilo Genio, and her mom, Letizia Giostra, who opened the document retailer in 1971.
“The pope is also a great lover of tango, a tanguero. He is a simple person and at the same time special,” says Tiziana.
The friendship with the homeowners of the shop was born earlier than he was elected pontiff in 2013, as a result of the pope stayed in a residence for spiritual close to the Pantheon and used to purchase classical music information.
The pontiff, who spent about twenty minutes within the retailer, took some classical music information as a present.
“He came as a bishop, as an archbishop and as a cardinal to buy classical music, for himself or as a gift. He is a lover of music, opera, voices. He particularly loves Wagner, that is known,” Esposito defined.
“We gave him a record case,” he assured with out specifying the content material.
The small retailer, which has been attacked this Wednesday by the press, was renovated by the identical homeowners who modified the ground and painted it white since it’s situated in a really touristy space.
The pope blessed the venue, which shows vinyl information by Maria Callas, a Deutsche Grammophon live performance assortment and even the legendary Beatles album “Don’t let me down” at a worth of practically 70 euros (nearly $80). .