Madonna has some very important matters on her mind, and the only person she can properly discuss then with is Pope Francis. So she took to Twitter to beg for a meeting with His Holiness. Madge is well aware she’s one of the Catholic Church’s least favorite female music stars (it’s her, Sinead O’Connor, and that nun-killer Katy Perry), but tweets that she thinks it’s unfair that she’s (allegedly) been ex-communicated three times.
Here’s Madonna’s tweet:
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 ex communicated 3 times. It doesn’t seem fair. Sincerely Madonna
— Madonna (@Madonna) May 5, 2022
There’s no record of Madonna *officially* being ex-communicated from the Catholic Church, but obviously, she’s always been a controversial Catholic. In 1989, the music video for “Like A Prayer” featured burning crosses, stigmata, and a make-out with Black Jesus. The Vatican immediately protested the video, saying it contained blasphemous use of Christian imagery. The Church called for the boycott of Pepsi, because “Like A Prayer” was used in their ads. Pepsi defended itself, but eventually gave in and canceled the campaign:
Pope John Paul II encouraged Italian fans to boycott Madonna, and called her 1990 Blonde Ambition world tour “one of the most satanic shows in the history of humanity.” Remember, this was yeeears before FOX’s The Swan. In 2006 Madonna sparked more controversy on her Confessions tour. She hung from a huge cross wearing a bloody thorn crown while performing the song “Live To Tell”:
Following her concert in Rome, Cardinal Ersilio Tonino, with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, said, via Yahoo:
“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.”
So Madonna’s pissed off the last two popes, but not Pope Francis, who came to power in 2013. I don’t know shit about the Catholic Church but don’t they call Pope Francis the “cool pope“? So maybe he’ll actually be down for a meeting. Unless he’s seen Madge’s creepy TikToks, which positively screams, “I’ve been possessed by Beelzebub!”