Dublin – Pope John Paul II was the "best front man" the Roman Catholic Church ever had, U2’s own front man Bono said on Sunday.
The men, both named as nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, campaigned together to end world debt.
The lead singer of the Irish rock band once famously gave the Pope his trademark wraparound sunglasses to put on during a meeting, dubbing him "the first funky Pontiff".
"A great show man, a great communicator of ideas even if you didn’t agree with all of them, a great friend to the world’s poor which is how I got to meet him," Bono said in a statement. [Source]