Leonardo DiCaprio Meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

January 29, 2016


On Thursday, Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio was received by Pope Francis in the Vatican, with very few details being released on the visit.

Leo met with Pope Francis to discuss the environment and climate change, issues which DiCaprio holds dear to his heart and for which his foundation has been fighting for years.

DiCaprio greeted the pope in Italian, saying: “Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you.”

Just last week, the 41-year-old actor won an award at the 22nd Annual Crystal Awards held at the World Economic Forum in Davos for “his foundation’s support of conservation and sustainability projects”.

DiCaprio also gave the pope a check for an undisclosed sum as a donation to his charities.

Pope Francis has also been very vocal about environmental changes, completing a major Catholic Church document last year known as an encyclical, which talks about the environment.

Sources say the pope gave Leo a copy of the document and asked for his prayers.

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