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Juanes to Perform for Pope Francis During U.S. Visit

by Melanie Bencosme /
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording Artist Juanes performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Juanes will perform for Pope Francis in September as a part of the World Meeting of Families, it was announced Tuesday.

The Colombian superstar was named as one of the first performers and will be alongside Andrea Bocelli and The Philadelphia Orchestra on September 26th in Philadelphia.

The event is expected to draw thousands during the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia and millions will be watching the event live around the world. Pope Francis will also be going to New York and Washington, D.C.

“I am profoundly honored for the invitation to sing for the Pope Francisco. #ADiosLePido,” Juanes tweeted out earlier today following the announcement.

Juanes will perform for the Pope after his summer tour dates across Europe and the United States for his Loco De Amor Tour.

 In this Feb. 2, 2015 photo, performer Juanes, of Colombia, tweaks his guitar in his practice studio in Doral, Fla. Juanes will be singing again at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Alan Diaz / AP

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