Noted punk poet Patti Smith met Pope Francis today in St Peter’s Square. More remarkably, she said that during the conclave she had prayed that the new pope would choose the name Francis.
God works in mysterious ways.
Ms Smith, who once sang “Jesus died for someone’s sins but not mine”, but whose work has always had a strong affinity for mysticism- albeit laced with eroticism- had a strongly religious upbringing and in recent years has returned to her roots.
But she denied rumors that she has become Catholic.