Bono is set to meet Pope Benedict XVI

Bono is set to meet Pope Benedict XVI this November.

The U2 frontman and humanitarian has been chosen along with over 500 other artists to meet with the Holy Father at the Vatican.

Bono famously bonded with Pope John Paul II during a 2005 meeting when the U2 frontman placed signature sunglasses on the Catholic leader.

Ireland’s favorite rocker declared the previous Pope “the best front man the Roman Catholic Church ever had.”

Now the singer will get to gauge if Pope Benedict has taken over the title when he meets with him in the Sistine Chapel on November 21.

Bono will visit the Pope as part of a mission to strengthen the relationship between spirituality and art.

Other prominent figures in the worlds of theatre, literature and music will join the rock star, including Italian film score composer Ennio Morricone, theatre director Bob Wilson and architect Daniel Libeskind.

President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, said the artists were selected based on their reputation and the awards they’ve received. Clearly Bono, who’s founded numerous African charities, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and named Time’s Person of the Year, was an obvious choice.

The archbishop went on to say that the milestone meeting will be the first of many in the Church’s goal of bridging the gap between faith and artistic expression.