Mar 7

Sir Bob GeldofBob Geldof is known jokingly as “St Bob” for his work on aid and debt relief in Africa.

But now people are confusing the Bible with speeches by Mr Geldof, according to research published by the public theology think tank Theos.

The study found more than a quarter of people in Britain – 27% – believed that the Old Testament passage: “You must defend those who are helpless and have no hope. Be fair and give justice to the poor and homeless”, from Proverbs Chapter 31, verse 8, came from a speech by Mr Geldof.