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Leonardo DiCaprio Meets Pope Francis to Discuss Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio Meets Pope Francis to Discuss Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio greets Pope Francis during a private meeting on Thursday (January 28) in Vatican City.

The 41-year-old Oscar nominated actor met with the Pope, 79, to discuss climate change and the impact we have on the planet, and how people can help protect the world from further harm.

Leonardo was accompanied for the meeting by his father George DiCaprio and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation global fundraising chair Milutin Gatsby.

For years, Leonardo has been fighting to protect the planet, and 2015 was unfortunately the hottest year on record. His foundation recently donated $15 million to global efforts.

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  • Scientist

    Good for Dicaprio! He’s starting to be a great ambassador for saving our planet.

  • ####

    I like that he’s starting to become more active and I don’t think it has anything to do with his Oscar nomination but maybe he’s realizing that he’s got to get out there and show people he’s serious about this issue.

  • Tigerlilly

    Well at least he’s doing something instead of posting stupid comments in the internet like some other people.

  • Shivani Yadav

    Yeah, in fact I was watching this interview of Margot Robbie (about 2-3 years back) and she mentioned that Leo is very serious about this whole issue. She said, it wasn’t like just because because he is a celebrity, he should do some charity. He is very serious about saving the planet and actually knows almost every endangered plant or animal.

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  • ####

    LOL he does! :-)

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    Get the fcuk lost, idiot.

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  • Shelly

    I didn’t know Leo believe in this religion? Now that crazy fan of his will believe for sure they are meant to be. ; His Dad must have taught him how to speak a little Italian. That is so hottttt!!!!!!!!

  • Leo Hathaway

    Terrible shoes. Nobody tells him to change them????

  • Shelly

    Lmao that is a devilish look he has there!

  • Shelly

    His mother is a Catholic I think, but I thought Leo was into Buddhism.

  • ####

    I don’t think it had anything to do with religion but the environment.

  • Do Tell

    He’s maturing. He had humble beginnings and has so much today. After a while, having so many “things” can become unsatisfying. I am also happy to see him doing good in the world.

  • Do Tell

    Lol. It’s like the juxtaposition between purity & debauchery. I like Leo though. He’s been wild, but at least he doesn’t have children.

  • Charade

    Lol that is really a devilish look hahah

  • Revengefan0101

    He said he’s going to be working on his documentary for the next couple of years.

  • ####

    I thought he said he’d been working on it for a couple of years.

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    OMG did the thread just get swept up of these stupid trolls???? Thank you and FINALLY JJ/Disqus!!!

    Never mind! Dammit!! :-(

    Edit: LOL I thought McAwesome’s comment above was that Mrs. Awesome so I thought the thread hadn’t been cleaned up but I was wrong it looks like they finally got rid of the trolls! WOOHOO!!!

  • McAwesome

    Maybe she/they just need help http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Up-and-Get-a-Life

  • Guess

    Great sense of humor.

  • AzureRose

    Ahahah he is thinking ‘Yeah, I am with the Pope now but I am waiting for the next VS catalogue!’ :-)

  • Revengefan0101

    BZ has more pics if you’re interested.

  • Shelly
  • AzureRose

    He was also at that event in US some months ago with the Pope being there but they did not met at the time. Someone posted a pic here.

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  • Shelly

    Yes that is why I started to think he was getting into this religion or thinking about it. I know he talk to him about environment stuff, but who know what they talked about afterwards.

  • tiny bossy

    Does anyone know what did pope give to Leo? some red books, what is that?

  • AzureRose

    We cannot know. But I think he was born into that religion but not practicing it (so far).

  • ####

    Who knows how long it takes to schedule a 15 minute meeting with the Pope. It could take months! LOL

  • AzureRose

    I am sure it took months….It’s not something you can plan for the next week. The meeting may have been settled before the Oscar nomination….

  • ####

    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2016/01/28/pope-francis-to-meet-leonardo-dicaprio/

    This says: DiCaprio was raised as a Catholic in California, but has no religion, although he has expressed an interest in Buddhism and says he is not an atheist.

  • Shali

    Thanks for the pics and videos I have a lot of catching up to do.
    I’m happy that Leo has more time for his activism. I had to do some research regarding climate change and its global impacts. Did you know that an increase of 2 degrees can wipe out dozens of small islands? It is the no 1 threat to humanity! So having said that I’m happy that despite his fame and fortune (and his flaws) he is passionate about it and raising awareness and get the message out there. I’m looking forward to the documentary he is currently working on. And I really hope he wins the SAG award on Saturday!

  • Shelly

    Great this answers my question. Did you know most Christians don’t believe in Climate Change? So if Leo can get the Pope he could branch this out to other religions.

  • Fancypants

    I agree, I think it’s an issue he’s extremely passionate about. I think he’s a fantastic actor, but it’s his activism side I really love about him.

  • Fancypants

    Thank you to everyone for all the latest news and pics x

  • Joanna

    Not true,Shelly girl!We Christians believe in climate change very much!

  • ####

    The books were the Pope’s encyclical on climate change.

  • Shelly

    Hey you I said most. Lol The church I went to didn’t and I know others. It’s on the internet, so I am not making it up. ;D

  • Joanna

    Ok,maybe in Canada.But where I’m from in Europe it’s a very burning issue.Never said you were making it up,girl.I know you wouldn’t.Btw,did you watch The Revenant,yet?

  • Shelly

    Omg yes I wish we could talk about it.

  • Joanna

    Were you amazed?Did you watch it on the big screen in 3D?

  • Shelly

    No I watched at home I had a good copy. I was so sore couldn’t move week. So how have you been feeling?

  • Joanna

    Joanna been feeling awesome!D’you feel better now?

  • Shelly

    Yes. That’s great news I’m glad your feeling better.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! From BZ – thanks! Nice shot of Leo and the pope. He actually looks a little giddy to meet him, even though he isn’t a practicing Catholic.
    http://imgbox.com/3Lr0J6F0