Madonna could face German prosecution

For mock crucifixion

Madonna is set to be monitored by prosecutors in Germany to determine whether the mock crucifixion performance on her current world tour could be construed as insulting to religious beliefs.

The performance of ’Live To Tell’, which sees Madonna suspended on a diamond studded cross wearing a crown of thorns, has provoked controversy since the Confessions tour began.

Earlier this month religious leaders in Rome condemned the performance.

Vatican Cardinal Ersilio Tonino called for Madonna, who was raised a catholic, to be excommunicated.

However, Madonna’s US publicist Liz Rosenberg said the show was not insulting.

She insisted: “The context of Madonna’s performance on the crucifix is not negative nor disrespectful toward the church.”

Madonna performs in Dusseldorf on Sunday (August 20) following on from her UK dates.