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)
December 10, 2014 - 10:02 AM
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.
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