Warsaw (kath.net/KNA/red) A Madonna concert on the anniversary of the Warsaw uprising has been condemned by the Polish capital's Archbishop Henryk Hoser in his reflection on the event. The churchman described the show for the Warsaw radio station as "blasphemous, vulgar and self-indulgent".
The call for the freedom of art with may not justify the "deafening bedlam" on this day. "There's no excuse for this", said Hoser according to Polish news agency HAI's report.
Every year Poland recalls its countrymen on August 1st who were murdered when the Nazis put down the uprising.
The correspondence of the Madonna's appearance was criticized by many Poles. Around 55,000 people supported the protest of the conservative youth organization "Youth Crossing". They also criticized that the pop star insults the Catholic Faith.
Because of the Catholic protest the Warsaw city council insisted that the singer run a two and a half minute information video on the Polish Uprising of 1944. This was reported by Cathnews USA. This also happened to the applause of thousands of fans. [groan]
The national statidum is in the Archdiocese of Warsaw-Praga not far from the Cathedral of Archbishop Hoser. Already in 2009 the Poles protested against a Madonna concert on the Assumption. The Catholic Church then declined the Catholic right-wing committee to have a Mass for the protest. It was not opportune, was the reasoning.
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