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George Clooney honoured for charity work by Pope Francis

Who needs an Oscar when you can get an award from the Pope?

By Elizabeth Best
George Clooney was all smiles as he shook hands with the Pope while being honoured for his charity work.
The actor and his human rights lawyer wife Amal Clooney attended the pontiff’s Un Muro o Ponte Seminary at Paul VI Hall during a trip to Rome.
George is working together with the religious leader with his arts foundation, Scholas Occurrentes, an International Organization of Pontifical Right that connects technology with arts and sports, according to its website.
“This is a wonderful program that were working on,” the Money Monster actor proclaimed in his address to the Pope.
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“The one thing that we know is that hatred and bigotry has to be taught,” he explained.
“We aren’t born this way… and the fact that Pope Francis and all of you are involving people at such a young age in the schools, the idea that inclusion is the only way we’re gonna make it, that to me is what is so spectacular about what you all are doing.”
George was clearly thrilled with meeting the pontiff!
Amal looked on proudly as her husband addressed the crowd.
Fellow celebrities Salma Hayek and Richard Gere were also in attendance. All three stars are ambassadors for the ambitious project.
Salma and Richard were also similarly honoured for their work with the worthy cause.
Salma Hayek was thrilled to be honoured alongside longtime friend George.
Richard was all smiles as he later shook hands with Pope Francis.
Amal, 38, looked stunning in a chic, clack Atelier Versace lace gown with three-quarter sleeves and satin detail, paired back with a silk Versace hat. George, 55, looked dapper in a grey suit and button down top.
The pair have spent most of their time at George’s Lake Como property since arriving in Italy, and were recently seen dining with friends at a local restaurant Dal Bolognaise, overlooking Rome’s Piazza del Puopolo.

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