- Apr 7, 2020
The coronavirus phenomenon – not the disease, but the social and cultural dynamics surrounding it – has upended normal routines, generating unexpected and, occasionally, surreal new experiences.
Around 70 inmates danced a Zumba routine flash mob titled the “Pope is Pop” to celebrate Pope Francis’s calls for prison reform. The prisoners were Catholic, Muslim and Orthodox from all over the world dancing to lyrics such as “Tonight you are not alone, Francis is there, everywhere. Hallelujah!”
A “flash mob” will be staged Thursday in an Italian prison, featuring a zumba routine set to the tune of “Pope is Pop,” highlighting Francis’s vision on prison reform, and it comes at a time when Americans in particular may be increasingly ready to listen.