ROME — Pop icon Madonna tagged Pope Francis on Twitter Thursday, asking the pontiff for a meeting “to discuss some important issues.”
“Hello @Pontifex Francis – I’m a good Catholic. I swear! I mean, I don’t swear! Madonna wrote about her to feed.
“His [sic] decades since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet one day to discuss important topics? she asked.
“I have been ex-communicated 3 times. It doesn’t seem right. Sincerely Madonna,” the message concludes.
Hello @Pontifex François — I am a good Catholic. I swear! I mean, I don’t swear! It’s been a few decades since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet one day to discuss important topics?
I have been ex-communicated 3 times. It doesn’t seem right. Sincerely, Madonna
— Madonna (@Madonna) May 5, 2022
In 2015, Madonna boasted of having Billboard magazine, she had been “excommunicated by the Catholic Church a few times” (a theological impossibility unless she had been formally reconciled to the Church in the meantime).
“But I also feel like this new pope is pretty groovy, and I think maybe we could get together and talk about sex,” she mused.
Again in 2019, Madonna told Australian TV presenter Andrew Denton that she wouldn’t be surprised if Pope Francis met her. “One day he might invite me. I think this one might,” she said.
If that were to happen, she would propose to Francis that Jesus Christ would have been in favor of abortion rights, she said.
“Let’s talk about Jesus’ view of women,” Madonna dramatized in her hypothetical conversation with the pope. “Let’s talk about it. What do you really think he thought of women?
“And don’t you think Jesus would accept that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body? I think he would be willing to have that conversation with me,” she said.