Philippines Archbishop Urges Catholics To Boycott Madonna

A Roman Catholic bishop in the Philippines has urged Catholics to boycott both of Madonna’s concerts she’s playing in the country’s capital Manila this week, describing her music “suggestive” and her clothing “vulgar”, according to various local reports.

The 57 year old star is in the middle of the Asian leg of her Rebel Heart world tour, promoting her 13th studio album, and is performing on Wednesday and Thursday (February 24th-25th) at the same hall in the capital where Pope Francis granted an audience to Filipino families roughly a year ago.

“Why is the Catholic Philippines the favourite venue for blasphemy against God and the Holy Mother?” asked Ramon Arguelles, archbishop of Lipa City, a region in the south of Manila. “Pinoys and all God-loving people should avoid sin and occasions of sin,” he urged.

Madonna’s representatives have not responded to these comments, as the star arrived in the Philippines on Monday and has spent some of her time visiting Catholic-run orphanages, one of which was near the presidential palace, documenting the experience on Instagram.

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Madonna has often used religious imagery in her songs and music videos, and Arguelles described these as the “subtle attacks of the evil one”. He even went as far as to suggest that Madonna was just a stage name. “It’s not even her real name. She is just using [Madonna] to taunt Mother Mary,” the bishop continued. Erm, not quite right…

The bishop’s words of condemnation have mirrored those expressed in the neighbouring city state of Singapore, Madonna’s next stop on Sunday. “It is our moral obligation not to support those who denigrate and insult religions, including anti-Christian and immoral values promoted by the secular world,” the Singaporean Archbishop William Goh wrote on the archdiocese website.

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