The City of Turin in Italy awarded Bono with Honorary Citizenship on September 15, 2003. City representatives were finally able to present Bono with the deed in Milan after U2’s show on July 20.
Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu are among previous honorary citizens of Turin. Bono is lauded for playing Kosovo stadium and donating the proceeds of that show to reconstructing the hospitals in Sarajevo, for his work on Jubilee 2000, Net Aid, and DATA.
(Thanks to Michele Coppola, Consiglio Comunale, Città di Torino)