The singer is legendary for her tensions with the Catholic Church. Her 1989 music video for the track “Like a Prayer” – that includes burning crosses and an erotic depiction of Jesus – was banned by the Vatican, with Italian Roman Catholic historian Roberto de Mattei saying on the time: “The video is a blasphemy and insult because it shows immorals inside a church.”
Pope John Paul II additionally inspired followers to boycott Madonna in Italy and never attend her Blond Ambition tour. Learn extra in regards to the making of the video right here.
In a tweet on Thursday (5 Could), Madonna tagged the pinnacle of the Catholic Church, writing: “Hello @Pontifex Francis – I’m a good Catholic. I Swear! I mean I don’t Swear!
“Its [sic] been a few decades since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet up one day to discuss some important matters?”
She added: “I’ve been excommunicated three times. It doesn’t seem fair. Sincerely Madonna.”
Madonna additionally got here below hearth for staging a mock crucifixion throughout a live performance in Rome in 2006, resulting in Cardinal Ersilio Tonino, talking with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, saying: “This time the limits have really been pushed too far.
“This concert is a blasphemous challenge to the faith and a profanation of the cross. She should be excommunicated.”
Subsequent month, Madonna will launch a brand new retrospective album to have a good time 50 primary hits on the Billboard Dance Membership. The tracklist will embrace Madonna’s hit numbers like “Vogue”, “Like a Prayer”, “Music” and “Hung Up”.