Friday, December 26, 2008

Papa B Singing Anthem

Here's a neat little video of Pope Benedict XVI singing the national anthem of Bavaria during a papal visit. Of course, this would be the Pope's own national anthem since he is from Bavaria. Notice how much the Bavarian anthem invokes the blessing and protection of God in contrast to our anthem which does not mention Him. It is also interesting how in Germany different regions have their own anthems. Of course Bavaria is the largest German state and the last German kingdom to lose its sovereignty and be incorporated into the German Empire in 1870.

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