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September 14, 2015

Aretha Franklin to perform for the pope: Philly.com

An official announcement is expected later today

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Aretha Franklin to perform for the pope: Philly.com

Philly.com reports Aretha Franklin will perform for Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia in two weeks.

"The Queen of Soul will join tenor Andrea Bocelli, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Latin pop star Juanes, who was announced in June," the newspaper said citing unspecified sources. Comedian Jim Gaffigan may be joining the revelry as well.

Franklin's performance is expected to take place during the Festival of Families on Saturday. The official announcement is expected later today.

Read the full Philly.com piece here.