Pope gives awards to Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek


ROME Pope Francis on Sunday awarded medals to American actors Richard Gere and George Clooney and singer Salma Hayek during an eventuality hold during a Vatican to foster a work of a substructure desirous by a pontiff, Scholas Occurrentes.

Clooney attended a eventuality with his mother Amal, a lawyer.

The foundation, whose name means “schools that meet” in Spanish, links record with a arts, aiming during amicable formation and a informative of peace.

Francis had combined a identical classification when he was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, though Scholas has now turn an general substructure operative out of a Vatican.

“Important values can be transmitted by celebrities,” pronounced one of a organizers, Lorena Bianchetti, adding that a actors had concluded to be ambassadors for one of a foundation’s humanities projects.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Andrew Bolton)


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