Singer Bono Meets with Pope Francis, Calls Pope “Extraordinary”

On September 19th, singer Bono of the Irish band U2 met privately with Pope Francis. Bono seems to have taken to the Pope and believes Pope Francis’ solutions to poverty are creative.

Bono met with Pope Francis for the Scholas Occurentes Foundation. This organization, which is backed by Pope Francis, has launched educational initiatives which emphasize technology and sports. This foundation has a goal to build networks of schools around the world. Bono came as a co-founder of the ONE organization. This organization lobbies governments to change policies regarding poverty and education.

According to the September 19th press conference in the Vatican press hall Bono was very pleased with how the meeting between the two went. This is Bono’s second papal meeting. In 1999, Bono was able to meet with Pope John Paul II. He is the second member of the band U2 to meet with Pope Francis. In 2016 the U2 gutarist The Edge met with Pope Francis during a Vatican conference on regenerative medicine.

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