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Lauren Hill disses Catholic Church to their face.

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posted on Dec, 14 2003 @ 11:33 PM
US singer blasts Catholic Church at Vatican Christmas concert
US hip-hop singer Lauryn Hill stunned leading members of the Roman Catholic Church when she accused them of moral corruption, exploitation and abuse from the stage during a Christmas concert at the Vatican.

Hill, 28, launched her diatribe in front of an audience of 7,500 guests at a packed Paul VI hall, used by Pope John Paul II for indoor public audiences.

"I'm not here to celebrate, like you, the birth of Christ, but to ask you why you are not in mourning for his death in this place," Hill said, reading from a prepared statement as she came on stage for her performance as part of a all-star gala concert.

"Holy God has witnessed the corruption of your leadership, of the exploitation and abuses which are the minimum that can be said for the clergy," she added, calling on the hierarchy to "repent".

Stunned hierarchy in the front row at Saturday night's concert included one of the most senior figures in the Church, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who is head of the Italian bishops conference.

An aide to Ruini, Bishop Rino Fisichella, described the singer's speech as "a rash outburst. An uneducated act showing a lack of respect for the place she was a guest and for those who invited her."

I think they had it coming.

posted on Dec, 16 2003 @ 03:19 PM
I think it was in poor taste.
And I like her stuff, but I think she's trying to channel too much of Bob thru his Miami Hurricane Linebacker son's tip.
I think , as Wyclef said, " She wanted it so bad she stole the production credits"
.....All I hear is Fugee this , Fugee that, I need Fugee's spittin' on this rap, Lauren if ya listen'n.....

posted on Dec, 16 2003 @ 06:44 PM
You could say that but I think its HIGH time that these pontiffs got a serious reprimand. Sometines, you need to be shamed into doing the right thing.

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