Leonardo DiCaprio private meeting with the Pope

This year seems to be going great for actor Leonardo DiCaprio with a Golden Globe already under his belt and his sights set firmly on his first ever Oscar, and now he has had the chance to meet the Pope.

The 15-minute meeting took place at the Vatican in Vatican City. Although very little detail was given on why the pair met many have suggested it is to be centred around climate change, a topic that’s important to both DiCaprio, 41, and Pope Francis.

A Vatican spokesperson told Us magazine that;

“The actor gave the pope a book of art from the Dutch Renaissance painter Hieronymus Bosch, and at the end of the encounter, DiCaprio kissed the pope’s ring and, in Italian, thanked the Holy Father for meeting with him”.

DiCaprio recently donated $15 million from his namesake foundation to conservation projects around the globe. In 2015, Pope Francis, 79, released an encyclical, a papal letter to bishops in the Roman Catholic Church, calling for wealthier nations to lend a hand in solving the problems of climate change.


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