Angelina Jolie met Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican
The 39-year-old actress was ”honored” to be invited to the Vatican to meet with the head of the Catholic church Thursday morning and screen her movie “Unbroken.”
The Hollywood star had arrived in Rome, Italy the previous day amid rumors she would be meeting the leader of the Catholic Church. However, although it was initially thought her husband Brad Pitt would also be in attendance at the special meet-and-greet, he was absent from the meeting.
The 39-year-old appeared thrilled as she shook hands with the pope after a screening of her new film and second directorial effort, Unbroken. The pope was not present at the screening, but Angelina – the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – and two of her children met him briefly afterwards. According to Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, Angelina kissed his ring and received a rosary from him as well. Angelina shares with the pope a common devotion to helping others in need.
She directed the film about American Olympian and World War Two hero Louis Zamperini, whose plane was shot down over the Pacific during World War Two.
UsWeekly had previously reported that Angelina and Brad were due to meet the leader of Catholic Church during their visit in the country.
According to the publication, the American star’s head of security flew out to Italy earlier on to do a security check ahead of the family’s arrival.
A source revealed that both Angelina and Brad ‘admire the Pope’ and ‘like the pope’s message’ after he famously spoke about homosexuality in 2013, where he said: ‘If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?’
No Surprise!! We are talking about a couple who once refused to get married until ALL the Sodomites could marry legally!!! Hollywood filth.
Last year Angelina became an honorary dame after meeting the Queen… is she now aiming for sainthood?!
The Oscar-winning star met the Queen in October 2014, and was presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George at a reception at Buckingham Palace. The monarch herself received Angelina, who starred as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, Mr and Mrs Smith, and Changeling, and who was named by Forbes as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. On Wednesday, Angelina had arrived in the Italian capital with her brother James Haven, as well as two of her six children, daughters Zahara and Shiloh. They indulged in a spot of shopping as a group, popping in and out of local souvenir shops ahead of Angelina’s big meeting with the pope.
Link to Article: Daily Mail