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Old 04-02-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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The Pope, on a slightly happier note (Not Offensive)

Hi, whilst we are all praying for the Holy Father, i thought i would remind this forum of the story about John Paul II and U2.

Does anyone else remember the time that the Pope was visited by U2 and insisted upon trying on 'the fly' glasses? What a pity the picture was destroyed by the Vatican.

End of cheering up message, David
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I was telling my parents about that today. I love the way bono tells that story, very funny.
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Ahh...i remember that! I remember how cool I thought Bono was at the time because the Pope wore his shades. Ugh! I want that picture! Why does the Vatican have to always ruin everything!
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:31 AM   #4
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The nearest thing we have is a picture of bono with the shades on him (bono) standing next to the pope. Since i think they both have blue eyes it might be possible to superinpose the glasses on to him.. but that might be a bit tastelss now.

But as ITN news said earlier.. the vatican make their own rules.. we just have to live by them
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What? I'm fairly new to the band (in the last year or so) and have never heard anything like this. That's fantastic.

Did the Vatican say why they felt the need to destroy the picture? Those guys need to lighten up.
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here are some photos from the encounter:






may he rest in peace.
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I remember seeing this. It'll be one of my fondest memories of this pope, always. You can tell that both he and Bono have and had the extraordinary power to reach out and touch people in their own special way. Neither is perfect, but both were and are extraordinary.
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i thought someone had a picture of him holding the sunglasses
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i love it!!!!!

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mysterious ways

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The fact that he accepted to wore Bono's glasses tells you what kind of a man he was...

I am sure that tonight it will be a very emotional concert in Anaheim, given Bono's respect and love for the Pope. And I am sure that it will be hard for Bono and the band to cary it through.

With that said, I am also sure that all the boys will pay him the tribute that this truly great, great man deserves.
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i'm eager to hear what bono has to say.
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Yeah, I'm really eager to find out what Bono says at the show tonight. I'm going to stay tuned.
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Yeah. That was ace - respect to the Funky Pontiff!
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