That affects the whole damn planet

Bono on the church’s recent response to AIDS: “I didn’t have a very good impression of the church up to that point, in the sense of their ability to sort of wake the sleeping giant and put it to work for the world’s most vulnerable,” he admitted to “I kind of thought the church was asleep and it turned into a ‘holy, bless me club’ or whatever you want to call it, [but] I’m glad to say I was wrong. Particularly evangelicals who seemed very judgmental to me over the years turned out to be incredibly generous in their time and their support of this effort. I’ve really had my view of the church turned upside down, but I will be honest … it’s ruined things for me now. People are asking ‘why aren’t I at mass?’ It’s a [challenge], but it’s [also] given me great faith.”

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