(PHOTO) Bono's Letter to President Lula da Silva

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva is recovering from cancer treatment at the moment, and Bono recently sent him a letter of support that Brazilian media have published. The article says that Bono sent the handwritten note via email on November 10th, which means the Hewson’s must have a scanner at home. One of the boys probably showed him how to use it, no?


If you can’t sort out yer man’s handwriting, I think it says:

With my entreaties let the prayers of children change the world. You already have! Your fan, Bono (Dublin, Nov. ’11)

Thx to Raul for the tip.

5 Responses to (PHOTO) Bono's Letter to President Lula da Silva

  1. Andy November 17, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    According to the caption in the link, this photo only shows part of the letter bono wrote…probably explains why it sounds kinda strange!

  2. Raul November 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    Found a version in english:

    The ex-president also received Friday a message from Singer Bono of the Irish rock group U2 wishing him a prompt recovery and promising to pray for him.

    The handwritten letter from Dublin was sent by e-mail and in signing it, Bono said he was a “fan” of Lula’s, according to an image released by the ex-president’s press office to local media.


  3. followeru2 November 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    Matt, I started a thread at the forum about his letter to Lula a few days ago, you can check it out here:
    http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,18499.0.htmlI´m brazilian and a fan of both. Lula has embraced the cause of Africa since he left the office last year, something we know is so close to Bono´s heart.

  4. followeru2 November 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Sorry, the correct link for the thread I mentioned is:



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