Nearly two decades after the Vatican condemned her “blasphemous” behavior, Madonna reached out to Pope Francis.
The singer, real name Madonna Louise Ciccone, said she’d like a second chance to make things right, and that she’s “a good Catholic.”
“Hello @Pontifex Francis —I’m a good Catholic. I Swear! I mean I don’t Swear,” Madonna tweeted at the Pope. “It’s been a few decades since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet up one day to discuss some important matters?”
The newly-single star added, “I’ve been ex-communicated 3 times. It doesn’t seem fair.”
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
The Catholic Church famously slammed the pop star after her controversial 2006 performance in Rome, during which she was “crucified” on stage as part of the act.
At the time, the late Cardinal Ersilio Tonini spoke with Pope Benedict XVI’s approval, saying that the “Queen of Pop” went “too far,” calling it “blasphemous.”
“To crucify herself during the concert in the city of Popes and martyrs is an act of open hostility. It is nothing short of a scandal and an attempt to generate publicity,” the cardinal said at the time, according to Standard.
“The time will come when this woman will realize that Christ died on the cross for her as well, that he spilled his blood for her. I feel pity for her.”
Madonna previously stated that she was raised as a Catholic and has been vocal about her relationship with religion, calling it “funny” in a Harper’s Bazaar interview.
“I like to provoke, it’s in my DNA. But nine times out of 10, there’s a reason for it,” she told the magazine back in 2013, saying she is not “a big fan of rules.”