Yesterday in Mexico City, at the final concert of Ghost’s touring for “Prequelle”, the band introduced the new character who will front the band for its next LP phase: Papa Emeritus IV.

During the saxophone solo in the song “Miasma”, Papa Nihil — an ancestor to all other Papas — collapsed and a large group sisters came out around Cardinal Copia and transformed him into the new Papa.

After the show the following message could be found on Ghost’s Instagram page: “Gracias México City for your hospitality and warmth. We couldn’t pick a better place to witness the anointment of Cardinal Copia to Papa Emeritus IV. Papa and the ghouls are incredibly thankful for all your wonderful gifts. Looking forward to seeing all of you in 2021.”

You can watch the transformation on this clip found on YouTube: