- Aug 5, 2020
“Education listens, or it doesn’t educate,” Pope Francis said. “If you don’t listen, you don’t educate. Education creates culture, or it doesn’t educate. Education teaches us to celebrate, or it doesn’t educate.”
Proceeds from a Christmas concert at the Vatican starring Lionel Richie, Bonnie Tyler and Susan Boyle will go to help protect the Amazon and support indigenous communities there.
As the celebration of Christmas draws near, the plight of the Holy Family calls to mind the sufferings of the many men, women and children escaping war and persecution, Pope Francis said.
In a private meeting with Pope Francis Wednesday, U2’s Irish singing sensation Paul David Hewson, better known by his stage name, “Bono,” said he found the pontiff to be sincerely impacted by the ongoing clerical abuse crisis effecting the papacy.
Bono, the lead singer of the Irish band U2, said he told Pope Francis that in Ireland “it looks as though the abusers are being more protected than the victims. And you could see the pain in his face.”