Madonna Has Asked Pope For 'Urgent' Meeting To Discuss Her ‘Blasphemous’ Behaviour
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Madonna has a long history with the Catholic Church and now, it seems she'd like a one-on-one meeting with the Pope.
While fans love the singer for her unfiltered self-expression, the Vatican isn't exactly on board which may or may not have something to do with her creative vision.
It all started with the 1989 music video for 'Like a Prayer', which featured burning crosses and an erotic depiction of Jesus, resulting in it subsequently being banned by religious figureheads.
Madonna has gone on to receive a lot of backlash from the church, with Catholic historian Roberto de Mattei saying of the above song: "The video is a blasphemy and insult because it shows immorals inside a church," as reported by the Independent.
Following this, Madonna's 1990 'Blond Ambition' tour, which featured gyrating nuns, went on to again receive heavy criticism from the church, with Pope John Paul II calling it 'one of the most satanic shows in the history of humanity'.
The 'Papa Don't Preach' singer came under (religious) fire yet again in 2006 after she set up a mock crucifixion on a Roman stage. The Vatican responded by accusing the pop icon of blasphemy, as reported by MTV.
While the Vatican clearly isn't a fan of Madonna, the 'Live a Virgin' singer is determined to have it out herself with the Pope.
Taking to Twitter today (5 May), the star to wrote: Hello "@Pontifex Francis – I’m a good Catholic. I Swear! I mean I don’t Swear!
“Its been a few decades since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet up one day to discuss some important matters?
"I’ve been excommunicated three times. It doesn’t seem fair. Sincerely Madonna."
Hello @Pontifex Francis —I’m a good Catholic. I Swear! I mean I don’t Swear! Its been a few decades since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet up one day to discuss some important matters ?— Madonna (@Madonna) May 5, 2022
I’ve been ex communicated 3 times. It doesn’t seem fair. Sincerely Madonna
People were quick to weigh in on the bold tweet, with one user saying: "Hi Madonna. I am a catholic priest. Do you know what ex communication means? Just checking... Praying for you!"
However, another user responded: "You will never be ex communicated by God. Man yes but God no. God loves us all!"
For anyone wondering, ex-communication is essentially being exiled from the Catholic church.
But some offered advice for the Pope's favourite Catholic: "Madonna, if your heart needs peace, God has already put in it the first step to recover it. It is never too late to return to Jesus, who loves you.
"You are his daughter by baptism in the Catholic faith. I pray for you."
While others thought the singer was doing a stand-up job: "Worrying about your last confession and wanting to discuss important matters with the Pope already make you a good Catholic."
One ever wrote: "MADONNA FOR POPE"
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