Madonna has handed Pope Francis an olive branch after being convicted of her ‘blasphemous’ behaviour.
The singer is famous for her tensions with the Catholic Church. Her 1989 music video for the song “Like a Prayer” – featuring burning crosses and an erotic depiction of Jesus – was banned by the Vatican, and Italian Roman Catholic historian Roberto de Mattei said at the time: “The video is a blasphemy and an insult because.” it shows immoral people in a church.”
Pope John Paul II also encouraged fans to boycott Madonna in Italy and not attend her Blond Ambition tour. Read more about the making of the video here.
In a tweet on Thursday (May 5), Madonna tagged the head of the Catholic Church and wrote: “Hello @Pontifex Francis – I’m a good Catholic. I swear! I mean I swear not!
“It is [sic] Several decades have passed since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet up one day to discuss some important things?”
She added: “I’ve been excommunicated three times. It doesn’t seem fair. Sincerely, Madonna.”
Madonna also came under fire for staging a mock crucifixion during a concert in Rome in 2006, leading to Cardinal Ersilio Tonino, with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI. said: “This time the borders really have been pushed too far.
“This concert is a blasphemous challenge to the faith and a desecration of the cross. She should be excommunicated.”
Next month, Madonna will release a new retrospective album to celebrate 50 number one hits on Billboard Dance Club. The track listing will include Madonna’s hits like “Vogue”, “Like a Prayer”, “Music” and “Hung Up”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/madonna-pope-francis-catholic-church-b2072159.html Madonna asks Pope Francis to meet and speak out about her ‘blasphemous’ behavior: ‘I’m a good Catholic, I swear!’