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Angelina Jolie Meets the Pope at the Vatican - See the Photos!

Pope Francis greets Angelina Jolie during a private audience at the Vatican on Thursday morning (January 8).

The 39-year-old actress and director screened her film Unbroken at the Vatican, and while the Pope did not attend, a delegation of Vatican leaders were in attendance.

Earlier in the day, Angelina released a statement about meeting the Pope, saying, “Being invited with my film to the Vatican is an honor and a great tribute to the story that I have told in Unbroken.”

Angelina was given a keepsake from her visit as well – a rosary, People reports.

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Angelina Jolie Visits the Vatican & Meets the Pope - Read Her Statement!

Angelina Jolie arrived at the Vatican early this morning (January 8) for a special screening of her movie Unbroken and to meet Pope Francis.

“Being invited with my film to the Vatican is an honor and a great tribute to the story that I have told in Unbroken,” the 39-year-old actress said in a statement (via Us Weekly). “The story of the hero Louis a great example of strength and forgiveness.”

Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film and is expected to attend the screening at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences,” Universal Pictures Italia added in a statement.

Angelina hosted the screening alongside Louis’ son Luke, and also brought along her two daughters Shiloh and Zahara.

Brad Pitt was also supposed to attend the screening but had a “last minute change” and did not make it.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Set to Meet Pope Francis in Rome?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly gearing up to make a very important trip to Italy!

According to Us Weekly, the couple is set to travel to Rome early this month to meet Pope Francis at The Vatican!

A source tells the mag that they will be treated to “a VIP meet-and-greet” with the leader of the Catholic Church.

While their faith may not necessarily fall under the Christian denomination, another source says they both “admire the Pope” and “like the Pope’s message.”

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Pope Francis I: Celebs Tweet About Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has just been named the new Pope.

The 76-year-old Argentinian chose the name Pope Francis I, and is currently presiding over the Vatican blessing the crowd.

Here’s what some celebs had to say about the new Pope:

“We have a new Pope. How special that he is from South America.” Camilla Belle wrote on her Twitter account.

“A man known for his humility and simplicity. His embrace of the poor shows strength and kindness.” Maria Shriver wrote. “I’m praying alongside. Love this moment. Let’s begin this long road back to the people. It will be a road he knows well.”

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