Madonna: I’d Like To Have Tea With The Pope

“I’ll state the obvious and say that he seems like he’s a much more open-minded individual, who seems to be moving outside of the dogma of the Catholic Church that has been set in stone since the days of Constantine. So I think it’s good. It’s good to look out into the big, wide world and see that we have changed, and at the end of the day the message of Jesus is to love your neighbor as yourself, and so that means not judging. And to do that, you have to be more open-minded and accepting of people who have lifestyles that you perceive as unconventional. So I think it’s good, yeah. And I also believe that he’s the kind of Pope you could sit down and have a cup of tea with, and/or that you could make a joke about something and he would laugh about it.” – Madonna, speaking to Rolling Stone, who notes that she uses a giant cross as a stripper pole in her current tour.

RELATED: Madonna often claims to have been excommunicated and while there have been calls for that by some Catholic figures, no such formal action has been taken. In 1990 then-Pope John Paul II called for a boycott of Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour.