‘I’m not finished yet’ – the day Archbishop Desmond Tutu told Bono to keep his ‘Amen’ to himself

In an extract from former South Africa ambassador Melanie Verwoerd’s new book, she recalls the much loved cleric’s unusual encounter with U2 singer in Dublin

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with South Africa's Ambassador to Ireland Melanie Verwoerd outside Trinity College in 2004

Melanie Verwoerd

The day after Christmas 2021, while meditating, I got a call from a local radio station.