10 Celebrities Who Met Pope Francis Throughout His 10-Year Papacy

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Throughout his 10-year papacy, Pope Francis has met with countless celebrities.

Below is a short list of 10 celebrities who met Pope Francis over the years. (There are many others!)

1) Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor and producer Leonardo DiCaprio met Pope Francis for 15 minutes at the Vatican in 2016. They discussed environmental issues and climate change.

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2 & 3) Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom

Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom together met Pope Francis in 2018. They both published images of their encounter with the Holy Father.

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4) David Henrie

Actor David Henrie met Pope Francis in 2018 after he and his wife Maria, miscarried three babies. They told the Pope of their trials, adding that Maria was pregnant with their next baby. Pope Francis told them “not to worry.”

“I personally asked Pope Francis to pray for Maria and I to have a baby,” he said. “He took our hands, held them together, said a special blessing, then looked up and told me not to worry – that a baby would be coming.”

The Henries successfully carried their daughter, Pia Philomena Francesca to full term. The couple now has three living children.

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5) George Clooney

Actor George Clooney met Pope Francis in 2015.

The Holy Father awarded him a medal through his organization, Scholas Occurrentes, a “worldwide network of schools” focusing on “the integration of educational communities around the world, with special emphasis on those with fewer resources.”

Here’s the meeting with Clooney below:

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6) Angelina Jolie

Actress Angelina Jolie briefly met Pope Francis in 2015 after the Vatican screening of her film, “Unbroken.”

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7) Mark Wahlberg

Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg met Pope Francis while hosting the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Penn. in 2017.

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8) Bono

U2’s lead vocalist Bono met with Pope Francis both in 2018 and in 2022. The two discussed education and poverty in 2018. In 2022, they discussed combatting climate change.

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9) Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor and former Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met Pope Francis in 2017 during his Wednesday General Audience.

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10) Andrea Bocelli

Opera singer Andrea Bocelli met Pope Francis many times over the last several years, including in 2014, 2017, 2019, and 2022.

Here’s one meeting below:

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Would you add anyone to the list?

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[See also: Pope Francis Canonized Almost 1000 Saints During His Papacy – Here’s Some of Them]

[See also: “It’s a Miracle”: Mother Says Son Healed After Meeting Pope Francis]

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Jacqueline Burkepile is the editor for the English edition of ChurchPOP. She is a journalist, former university campus minister, and a wife and mother. You can follow her posts on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter.

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