Rita Ora is to perform in front of Pope Francis at the Vatican this weekend ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonisation.
The British-Kosovan singer and TV star, 25, said her upcoming gig is “massive” and that it is a “real honour” to perform in front of the leader of the Catholic Church.
Ora spoke candidly during an appearance on US chat show The Tonight Show, admitting that she is ” a spiritual person” and that “the Vatican is actually a big deal”.
The show’s host Jimmy Fallon agreed, to which she replied: “Then I looked at the guest list and I see the Pope! I thought, what do you wear to see the Pope?”
Ora revealed she will be singing traditional Christmas song What Child Is This.
She said: “It’s massive, I’m really looking forward to it. It’s actually to celebrate Mother Teresa, who has now become a saint.
“It’s a real honour, and I don’t know if anyone’s really done the whole Vatican venue thing before.”
She added: “It’s a bit interesting that the Vatican is someone’s venue. It’s going to be fantastic.”
Mother Teresa, who was also born in Kosovo, is to have her sanctity as a saint sealed by Pope Francis during a canonisation Mass in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, the eve of the 19th anniversary of her death.