SIR Bob Geldof has asked the world's most prominent figures, including POPE
BENEDICT XVI, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela to take part in the
anti-poverty rally and LIVE 8 charity concert this summer (06JUL05) to mark the
first day of
the G8 Summit of world leaders.
The campaigning rocker has urged the moral and religious leaders to
address crowds at the events in Edinburgh, Scotland in person or via satellite
link-up, to prompt leaders of the world's eight largest industrial countries to
The former Boomtown Rat hopes they will join music stars including U2, SIR
Paul McCartney and Oasis at the MAKE POVERTY HISTORY march, to lobby leaders
like US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair into
World debt, doubling the aid budget and rewriting global trade laws so
developing countries can protect their economies.
Geldof and his Band Aid 20 co-organiser Midge Ure will announce details of
the fund-raiding event tomorrow (31MAY05) at a London press conference.