Madonna is regarded as a modern portrait of Mary, in the comparative tables of the illustrated book edited by Umberto Eco "Storia della Bellezza" in 2004. Umberto Eco is one of the most important international literary critic and novelist. He wrote books as "Il Nome della Rosa" and "Il pendolo di Foucault"
Speak Up and LiveIn (la Nazione) dedicates their covers to the queen of pop this month.
Plus "On stage" magazine has Madonna on some covers instead of Bruce Springsteen!