Italy's singing nun gives pope her CD with controversial track 'Like a Virgin'

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis greets Sister Cristina Scuccia after receiving as a present her compact disk at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. After winning the Voice of Italy singing contest, the Ursuline nun launched her first album "Sister Cristina" last month, after a single also included in the album, with her version of Madonna's "Like a Virgin". (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has a new addition to his music collection, and it includes "Like a Virgin."

Italy's singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, finally met Francis on Wednesday during his general audience. She presented him with a copy of her first CD, which features a remake of the Madonna hit.

Scuccia won the Italian edition of "The Voice" in June with a series of unadorned pop song performances, romping around the stage in a full habit.

While some privately questioned her behaviour then, the Italian Bishops' Conference went public with its criticism this fall when Scuccia included "Like a Virgin" on her first CD. The bishops said it was a commercial ploy.

Scuccia defended her decision and said the song was prayer-like.


Karis Wilson was dismissed from Norkam Secondary over this outfit.
POLL: Should schools and teachers dictate how students should dress in class?
A Grade 12 student from Kamloops was told to change or go home earlier this week because of her outfit — a black dress with lace that she wore over a long-sleeve turtleneck. According to Karis Wilson and her father Chris, the dress made her
OH SHE GLOWS Cozy Butternut Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Stew
iNwine Weekend Recipe: OH SHE GLOWS cozy butternut sweet potato & red lentil stew
Let's make it a veggie night shall we? This delicious recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free and it is amazing! Perfect for this still winterish weather, our bodies seem to be crying out for vitamins under the de

Top News