George Clooney Is Honored by Pope Francis at the Vatican

The actor is part of a program that Pope Francis founded.

ByLESLEY MESSER
May 30, 2016, 10:24 AM
PHOTO: Pope Francis meets actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, at a meeting with the Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organization founded by Pope Francis, at the Vatican, May 29, 2016.
Pope Francis meets actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, at a meeting with the Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organization founded by Pope Francis, at the Vatican, May 29, 2016.
L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP

— -- George and Amal Clooney greeted the Pope Francis on Sunday night at the Vatican.

The actor is collaborating with the Pope's foundation, "Scholas Occurrentes," as an ambassador for one of its arts projects.

Also honored on Sunday were Richard Gere and Salma Hayek.

Scholas Occurrentes is an arts organization founded by Pope Francis that aims to bring together children from different backgrounds, with the hope of achieving peace and understanding.

Currently, the program can be found in 82 countries and 400,000 schools, according to the Associated Press.

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