Vatican: Beatles music better than today’s songs (AP)

In this file photo dated April 18, 1972, John Lennon, right, and Yoko Ono, left, are seen outside the U.S. Immigration offices in New York City, USA. Vatican media praised the Beatles' musical legacy on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008. John Lennon's boast that the British band was more popular than Jesus outraged many when he made it in 1966, Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano noted, but that the remark can be written off now as the bragging of a young man wrestling with unexpected success. (AP Photo, File)AP – Vatican media are praising the Beatles’ musical legacy and sounding philosophical about John Lennon’s boast that the British band was more popular than Jesus.

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