U2 singer Bono, veteran producer Quincy Jones
and former Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof are scheduled
to take part in a meeting with Pope John Paul II Thursday (Sept. 23) in
Rome to discuss efforts to cancel the debt of Third World countries. The
meeting was scheduled by Jubilee 2000, an international charity
coalition that aims to convince the world's richest countries to
celebrate the new millennium by forgiving the massive debts owed them by
the world's poorest. Bono and other coalition supporters will then
travel to Washington, D.C., for a press conference there Friday (Sept.
24), according to a statement from Jubilee 2000.