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Bono: “Listen to Pope Francis and It Will End Corruption and Hunger”

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Ary Waldir Ramos Diaz - published on 06/04/15 - updated on 06/07/17

U2 singer says Francis' solidarity with the poor has inspired him to help end injustice and hunger

Bono, the lead singer of the Irish band U2, has launched "a call for a world without hunger."

The artist, in a video message broadcast on the Milan Expo during the launch of Terra e Cibo (Land and food) by Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said the powerful of the earth should, "Listen to Papa Francisco, and end the corruption. "  

In the exclusive video, released on May 28, Bono said that world hunger can end, "if we are together, united as one world, one human family, left and right, rich and poor, together all people, all religions, to work on this goal: one human family, with food for all."

The Irish singer has confessed that "the solidarity of Pope Francis inspires me," and has been willing to work with the pope to address poverty, indifference, and hunger.

Paul David Hewson, known by the stage name "Bono", affirmed this commitment when he said: "Pope Francis, and his solidarity with the most vulnerable, has inspired me and many others, beyond words, beyond the music, and we want to work with him in this effort. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves; I’m ready to walk; I’m ready to face the structures of poverty and indifference that trap the poor in misery, injustice, and hunger." 

This article was translated from French by Zoe Romanowsky. 

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