Leonardo DiCaprio And Pope Francis Nerd Out On The Environment
Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio is perhaps seeking a little divine intervention ahead of the 88th annual Academy Awards.
The actor arrived in Vatican City on Thursday to discuss climate change and offer a check to Pope Francis’ charity work, according to the Associated Press, greeting the pontiff in Italian and kissing his ring.
“Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you,” DiCaprio said, as translated by the AP. (He may not be bilingual like Bradley Cooper, but we appreciate the effort.)
DiCaprio has been busy with press tour for “The Revenant,” but the Oscar-nominated actor found time for a stopover at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, picking up the Crystal Award for his environmental activism.
“Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong,” DiCaprio said in an impassioned speech to the world’s rich and powerful. “Twenty years ago, we described this problem as an addiction. Today, we possess the means to end this reliance.”
For the fifth time, DiCaprio is nominated for an Oscar at the upcoming Academy Awards — this time for his role as frontiersman Hugh Glass in “The Revenant.” Fingers crossed that trying to save the world brings the actor a lot of good karma in the form of a win on Feb. 28, 2016.
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