MANILA, Feb. 24, 2016— A Catholic prelate has voiced concern over pop diva Madonna’s concert in Manila and warned his flock against “subtle attacks of the evil one.”
Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Lipa, in a statement sent to reporters, admonished the faithful against going to occasions that may cause sin.
“Pinoys and all God-loving people should avoid sin and occasions of sin,” said the prelate.
The two-day concert which is part of the singer’s Rebel Heart tour will be her first in Asia’s biggest Catholic nation.
In 2012, the archbishop also led in denouncing the controversial concert of Lady Gaga who is known for her risqué outfits and music.
“Why is the Catholic Philippines the favourite venue for blasphemy against God and the Holy Mother?” Arguelles said.
“Let us pray for our country that the devil will not succeed to draw anyone from this Pueblo Amante De Maria to his evil ways,” he added.
Madonna arrived in Manila on Monday for her Feb. 24 to 25 concert at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.
Madonna’s Rebel Heart concert has stirred controversy among Christians in other countries for “blasphemous” lyrics and pole dancing on the cross. (CBCPNews)