Posts Tagged ‘Scholas Occurentes’

U2’s Bono sings Pope Francis praise

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Pope Francis is an extraordinary man for extraordinary times, says Irish singer Bono. The U2 frontman told reporters he met privately with Francis on Wednesday to sign an agreement between his charity, ONE, and the Scholas Occurentes educational charity supported by Francis. “We haven’t figured out what we are going to do together,” Bono said, Read more

Pope refuses Argentine president donation with 666 link

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Pope Francis has refused a donation from Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, noting that the amount included the number 666. President Macri had sent 16,666,000 Argentine pesos for Scholas Occurentes, an educational charity the Pope supports. In a note to the charity’s office, the Pontiff said “I don’t like the 666”. The number is associated with Read more