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Edge meets Pope Francis at Vatican conference on regenerative medicine

@U2, April 29, 2016
By: Matt McGee


A beanie-wearing Edge met Pope Francis today at the third international Vatican conference on regenerative medicine. Edge sat in the front row with other dignitaries as the Pope, US Vice President Joe Biden and others spoke about medical research and cures for cancer and other diseases.

Edge's daughter was diagnosed with leukemia years ago, and he's been an active learner and champion of medical research since then; he joined the board of the Angiogenesis Foundation in 2007, and participated in the Stand Up To Cancer telethon in 2010.

Below are some news clips from the conference, most of which focus on the Pope and VP Biden, but both show Edge at least briefly. First is a photo of Edge and Pope Francis meeting.

There's a longer video of the Pope's speech (in Italian), and you can see him greet Edge at about the 14:30 mark.

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