Madonna criticised for crucifixion tour scene

15th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

15 August 2006, DUSSELDORF - A German Catholic spokesman criticized popular singer Madonna on Monday over the crucifixion scene in her current stage act, saying he regretted it was not possible to ban it under German law. Manfred Becker-Huberti, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Cologne, said, "If someone had tried to portray Mohammed this way, there would have been a revolt." Madonna, 47, is set to perform Sunday in the German city of Dusseldorf. There were protests last week in Italy at the scene in which

15 August 2006

DUSSELDORF - A German Catholic spokesman criticized popular singer Madonna on Monday over the crucifixion scene in her current stage act, saying he regretted it was not possible to ban it under German law.

Manfred Becker-Huberti, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Cologne, said, "If someone had tried to portray Mohammed this way, there would have been a revolt." Madonna, 47, is set to perform Sunday in the German city of Dusseldorf.

There were protests last week in Italy at the scene in which Madonna wears a crown of thorns and is raised on a cross.

Becker-Huberti said, "It's particularly dreadful that Christian symbols can be distorted like this in a Christian nation. But the legal situation is appalling. There is no way to stop such blasphemy."

DPA

Subject: German news

0 Comments To This Article