Odd News of the Day: Patti Smith to Play Vatican Christmas Show

The woman who once sang "Jesus died for somebody's sins/but not mine" will be one of the performers at the Vatican's annual Christmas concert, Concerto di Natale, in Rome, on December 13th. Word is, Smith was invited by Pope Francis himself.

Concerto di Natale, which has been a regular event since 1993, will take place at Auditorium Conciliazione, very near the heart of Vatican City. This year's show will be broadcast on Christmas Eve.