As promised - here is the translation for the song "Evviva Il Papa" by the Flemish singer Hugo Raspoet
"Raspoet was born in Ganshoren. He studied Latin philology at the University of Leuven and became a translator at the Flemish public TV channel afterwards. He was a contestant during the musical talent show Ontdek de Ster in 1962, where he performed the song Mijn Koningskind He released a few EP's, but later, under influence of Bob Dylan, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens, changed his style to more introspective, poetic and socially conscious lyrics. In 1969 his song "Evviva Il Papa" caused controversy because it attacked both the Pope as well as the Vatican. It was banned from radio and TV airplay and Raspoet was often forbidden to perform it on stage. When he ignored the ban and tried to perform it one time in Borgerhout the police forced him to leave the stage.Johan Anthierens, who had a radio show about chanson, protested the ban by not playing the record on the air, but reading its lyrics for the listeners. He was still fired nevertheless."
Now for the song in question: "Evviva Il Papa"
Who is it that sat so high in his wealthy Vatican takes the place of one of the gods who never actually existed? But come on, that doesn't matter here, after all, everyone is free to invent a deity for oneself, one can still add one. His God humbled himself to man, he made himself god, surrounded by feudal splendor from which he has not yet awakened. He still lives in the Middle Ages, he belongs to that folklore group that supplies fabric for women's magazines, a pointless parade gang. In all its churches and museums the treasures are accumulated. Owning the Vatican alone is something that runs into the billions. His God will be happy with that, he only got poor bread, and in the neighborhood of those billions Lazarus is starving to death. Oh yes, I know, they claim that he must remain independent. But isn't that about politics, much more than he does in religion? He simply calls himself infallible where faith and morality are concerned although none of that in the epistle or in the gospel. I am silent about the Inquisition, that is past tense, and the church sometimes makes mistakes despite that great infallibility. Where now in Greece and Spain in the name of Christ everything is allowed, now the pope speaks 'Urbi et Orbi' about the crisis of authority. And that he let Hitler bite when he killed the Jews, I may still understand that, the Jews had killed his God. But why is he so stubborn when the negro is trampled, and when all over the world adapts the clergy with the money? He always talks about peace, and i believe he is sincere don't want a war, who would want that? But does he never even think about justice? And if he swears like that to peace, why does he leave his catholic still kill other people? Tell me: where does the encyclical go? But he only writes encyclicals when it comes to sex and morals, and preferably in an old-fashioned Latin, and preferably a century or more late. I want to remain silent about the pill because his veto doesn't touch me, but it is not terribly pathetic that he makes himself so ridiculous? His statement is stupid, but worse and even sadder is the fact, that people with reason and reason still live in that dark time in which a group of potentates, headed by an old man, determines how others should live and what is now, what is no longer possible. Dressed in old robes with his tiara and his ring, and with billions at his feet he is an old eccentric. He has the poverty and the love replaced by a liturgy.
He has forever buried his God under a lot of theology. But he can sit quietly between the gold of his palace, and keep praying for peace with an occasional trip around the world. And if he likes those peace trips returns to its golden lock, then he thinks about the poor and bless them in the name of God.