Singapore archbishop isn't happy about Madonna's show next week

Singapore archbishop isn't happy about Madonna's show next week

Alas, despite the stringent R18 rating in place for the upcoming show by pop diva Madonna, not all are comfortable with her imminent arrival.

The diva, who was previously banned from performing here in the 90s, has included the song 'Holy Water' into her setlist for her current Rebel Heart Tour, which also features a risque segment of nuns dancing on cross-shaped stripper poles.

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The segment will not be featured in her upcoming concert at the National Stadium, local reports have confirmed. Despite a watchful eye by authorities over the content showcased next week, Singapore's Roman Catholic archbishop has warned Singaporean Catholics to not attend the show, in a statement made last Saturday. 

Issued by the Archdiocesan Communications Office, he reminds them that to be present at the National Stadium for the show will count them as "a counter witness" and that they should "subscribe to authentic Arts that lead us to God through the appreciation of beauty, harmony, goodness, truth and love, respect, unity and the transcendent; and not support the ‘pseudo arts’ that promote sensuality, rebellion, disrespect, pornography, contamination of the mind of the young, abusive freedom, individualism at the expense of the common good, vulgarity, lies and half-truths."

Read the full statement here. Meanwhile, tickets are still available for all believers and non-believers alike.

Take a look at a fan bootleg of Madonna's performance of 'Holy Water':