Sunday, October 09, 2005

Madonna infuriates religious leaders

In her video, "Like a Prayer," the born-and-raised Catholic entertainer is portrayed in a church where a statue of Saint Martin de Porres comes to life and kisses her passionately.

An album of her greatest hits is called "The Immaculate Collection."

Which she dedicated to "the Pope, my divine inspiration." The reference is not to the Holy Father, but to her interior designer brother Christopher, nicknamed "Pope."

But that's not what's causing the furor. See, her latest album includes a song dedicated to a 16th century Jewish mystic (Madonna converted to that branch of Judaism a few years ago) which some rabbis are calling a sacrilege.