Catholic singers smash world record

Catholics in India have set a new world record by singing non-stop for 40 hours.

Priests, religious and laity in the south-western town of Mangalore joined to beat the previous record of 36 hours set by a Lutheran group in Brazil.

UCAN reports the Konkani-speaking Catholics were lead by Sr Juliet Lobo who conducted the 1700 singers in 44 groups.

The Queen of Apostles nun said they sung continuously with less than 10 seconds between songs.

"Konkani language and our Catholic faith are linked to each other, and we cannot separate one from the other," Sister Lobo said.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Keith Pullin who monitored the performance, said he was amazed by the discipline of the groups, their performance and the professionalism.

Catholics Create World Record With Non-Stop Singing For 40 Hours
(UCAN 31/01/08)

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1 Feb 2008