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Aretha Franklin On Singing For Pope Francis – The New York Times

Among the admirers greeting Pope Francis on Saturday in Philadelphia, the last stop on his tour of the United States, will be American royalty. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is scheduled to perform that night for the pope at the Festival of Families concert, along the city’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with a million people expected to attend. This week, Ms. Franklin discussed her trip to the festivities, her impressions of Pope Francis and how Jay Z fits into the equation in an interview with The New York Times.

Streaming service TIDAL will exclusively stream the event. The streaming feed will run from 9:30 a.m. ET until 9:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, including the main program which begins at 7 p.m. ET. TIDAL subscribers and non-subscribers can tune in to