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Russian church: Singer Madonna "needs spiritual assistance"

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  • george_cthomas
    MOSCOW. Aug 5 (Interfax) - The Russian Orthodox Church has argued that U.S. pop singer Madonna needs spiritual assistance and advised Orthodox Christians
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 6, 2006
      MOSCOW. Aug 5 (Interfax) - The Russian Orthodox Church has argued
      that U.S. pop singer Madonna "needs spiritual assistance" and
      advised Orthodox Christians against attending her concerts in
      Moscow.

      "This is not the first year that this lady has been mixing singing
      about human passions with Christian symbols - crosses, statues of
      the Virgin, beads, and now it's self-crucifixion. This means the
      singer needs spiritual assistance," Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin,
      deputy head of the External Church Relations Department of the
      Moscow Patriarchate, told Interfax.

      Earlier, an Italian cardinal, Ersilio Tonini, accused Madonna of
      blasphemy and threatened that the Roman Catholic Church would
      excommunicate her for performances in which she wears a crown of
      thorns and hangs from a mirrored cross.

      "It appears that, by this interest in Christian symbolism, an
      interest more than strange, the singer seeks to justify her own
      passions and solve her own internal problems," Chaplin said.


      Source:INTERFAX

      George T.

      Kuwait
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