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Nasz Dziennik - Poland | 03/08/2012

Madonna concert remains a scandal

Before her concert in Warsaw on Wednesday, the pop star Madonna showed a short film about the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The move was meant as a conciliatory gesture to Polish conservatives who had criticised her performance on this national holiday. Nevertheless the concert remains a scandal, Cardinal Stanisław Nagy insists in the national Catholic daily Nasz Dziennik: "There was a celebratory mass on Krasiński Square [in Warsaw], a military procession, a moving veterans' parade, a group of boy scouts, the legendary minute of silence and a patriotic mood, even though August 1st is a day of national mourning. And everything would have been fitting and uplifting if it hadn't been for the shameless note of discord caused by the concert given by this scandalous figure with a provocative name. It is impossible to imagine a greater provocation in view of the feelings of patriotism and pain that are associated with the tragedy of the Uprising."

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