Bono Says Pope ‘Aghast’ About Church Sex Scandal
Pop superstar Bono met privately with Pope Francis on Wednesday and said that the pontiff is “aghast” over the sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church.
Bono and the Pope, who has yet to publicly address the scandal, had met at the Vatican to discuss issues that included “the wild beast that is capitalism” and sustainable development. They also talked about the pontiff’s “feelings” about the Church’s reputation being tarnished by reports of widespread, systematic abuse by pedophile priests and coverups. “You can see the pain in his face,” said Bono.