Madonna wants to have a conversation with Pope Francis about how Jesus would support abortion.
The topic of abortion came up in a recent interview with Australian television host Andrew Denton.
“Let’s talk about Jesus’ point of view about women,” Madonna said in her conversation with Denton. She sat down with the television host for an interview to promote her new album, Madame X.
“Let’s talk about it. What do you really think he thought of women? And don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body? I think he would be open to having that conversation with me,” she told Denton.
Madonna believes Pope Francis would be willing to talk to her. “One day he might invite me,” she continued. “I think this one might . . . I think [Pope Francis] would be open to having that conversation with me.”
Madonna was born to Catholic parents. “How could I be anything else but what I am having been named Madonna? I would either have ended up a nun or this,” she commented when asked about her name.
The entertainer’s Italian-Catholic background is reflected in her songs, although this reflection manifests itself in sacrilegiously controversial ways.
The singer wore a Rosary in the music video for “La Isla Bonita,” and she dedicated the song “Papa Don’t Preach” to Pope John Paul II.
In 1989, leaders in the Catholic Church heavily criticized her “Like a Prayer” music video, which showcased burning crosses.
“I always feel some kind of inexplicable connection with Catholicism. It kind of shows up in all of my work, as you may have noticed,” she told Rolling Stone.