U2's Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

23rd Sep 2018    |    Source: reuters.com

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World News September 19, 2018 / 6:03 PM / 2 days ago U2's Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis Philip Pullella 2 Min Read VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland. Bono and the pope spoke for more than 30 minutes at a meeting to team up the rock star’s ONE organization, a global campaign and advocacy organization that aims to end extreme poverty, with a papal group named Scholas Occurrentes, which helps foster cooperation among schools worldwide. Sponsored “Having just come from Ireland, inevitably, we talked about his (being) aghast about what has happened in the Church,” Bono told reporters afterwards. U2 rock band frontman Bono Vox meets Pope Francis at the Vatican September 19, 2018.