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Bono visits historic Las Vegas church

Updated October 2, 2023 - 7:10 pm

Bono has been known to take us to church, musically. He took himself there Sunday.

The U2 front man visited historic Guardian Angel Cathedral, posting a pic at the front of the church, “Giving thanks for two opening shows.”

Reps for Archdiocese of Las Vegas says it is their understanding Bono did not communicate with anyone at Guardian Angel Cathedral, or actually enter the church, during his stop Sunday. He paid his respects outside and marked the occasion with a photo. Bono is known to create a scene, anywhere.

Reps for Archdiocese of Las Vegas say it is their understanding Bono did not communicate with anyone at Guardian Angel Cathedral, or actually enter the church, during his stop Sunday. He paid his respects outside and marked the occasion with a photo.

The 63-year-old rock star essentially stopped by, took the photo and posted on social before any of the staff realized he was even on the property.

Bono attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School, is a secondary school in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. The school operates under the patronage of the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin. His mother was a member of the Church of Ireland. Their father was Roman Catholic.

Guardian Angel is just off the Strip, north of Wynn/Encore on Cathedral Way. According to the church’s website, Guardian Angel Cathedral dates to 1958, when Priests of St. Viator began celebrating a 4:30 a.m. Sunday mass at Strip hotels and casinos to serve tourists and employees.

Guardian Angel Shrine was established on Cathedral Way just off the Strip in 1964, designed by the trailblazing black architect Paul Revere Williams.

Guardian Angel is known for its ornate windows, mosaics and murals. And today, it is known for one legendary worshipper.

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