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U2’s Bono surprises parishioners at Mass in Bogota



Carmen Neira - published on 10/09/17

He came alone, prayed in silence, and received the Eucharist

Let’s imagine the scene. You are at Mass, in your home parish and right behind you, praying in silence is a famous celebrity. You are astonished, especially when that famous person rises and stands next to you in line for Communion.

This is what it felt like for the parishioners at noon mass at the Modern Gymnasium in Bogota. There, they suddenly met the vocalist of the historic band U2 who took a break in his busy day of touring in Colombia to attend a local parish Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist.

According to those attending Mass, Bono arrived alone. He stayed quietly in the back of the room, prayed in silence and received Communion. He was just one more parishioner who attended the Sunday Eucharist.

The Eucharist ended and Bono left as he had arrived, making no noise and with the apparent sole intention of feeling the presence of God.

It’s a surprise to meet someone famous at Mass. In Bono’s case the surprise may be more that he was in Bogota, Colombia, but not that he was at Mass. He himself has on numerous occasions given testimony of faith:


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