U2 frontman Bono said Pope Francis was ‘aghast’ about sexual abuse within the Catholic church, following a private meeting between the pair in Vatican City on Wednesday.
The Irish singer met at the Pope at the Vatican hotel and told reporters the pair discussed sexual abuse within the Catholic church, sustainable development and the ‘wild beast that is capitalism’.
Bono said that because Francis visited Ireland recently, they spoke about the pontiff’s ‘feelings about what has happened in the church’.
Bono also the Pope was ‘aghast’ about sexual abuse in the Catholic church
Pope Francis receiving a gift from frontman of the Irish band U2 Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson
The Irish church’s reputation is stained by cases of paedophile priests and systematic abuse cover-ups.
Bono said he told Francis how it looks to some that abusers are more protected than victims and ‘you can see the pain in his face, and I felt he was sincere.’
Francis is under pressure to reveal what he knew about abusers.
The pair met in Vatican City today and the two had a private meeting, where they discussed a number of topics
Bono said he told Francis how it looks to some that abusers are more protected than victims
Pope Francis and Bono share an embrace for the cameras during their meeting in the Vatican City today