Newspaper article praises 'the beauty of their songs'

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The [b]Vatican[/b] has finally forgiven [b]The Beatles[/b] for [b]John Lennon[/b]’s infamous 1996 claim that the band were “bigger than [b]Jesus[/b]”.

The official [b]Vatican[/b] newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, carried an article praising the group and saying that due to the beauty of their songs the [b]Jesus[/b] comment was “meaningless”.

“It’s true, they took drugs; swept up by their success, they lived dissolute and uninhibited lives,” the article reads. “They even said they were more famous than [b]Jesus[/b]. But, listening to their songs, all of this seems distant and meaningless.”

The article adds: “Their beautiful melodies, which changed forever pop music and still give us emotions, live on like precious jewels.” The band were described as “the longest-lasting, most consistent and representative phenomenon in the history of pop music”.

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