Superstar MADONNA has been branded “disrespectful” by Catholics after dedicating her risque song LIKE A VIRGIN to The Pope at a recent live show.
The controversial singer, who comes from a devout Italian Catholic family but now follows the Kabbalah faith, dedicated her 1984 hit to Pope Benedict XVI at the Rome, Italy stop on her Sticky & Sweet world tour on Saturday (06Sep08).
She told the crowd: “I dedicate this song to the Pope because I’m a child of God. All of you are also children of God.”
The Italian media called the dedication to the pontiff a surprising provocation, with Catholics insisting the remark was “disrespectful”.