Pope Francis summons Oprah Winfrey, Matt Damon to the Vatican
Call from above! Representatives for Pope Francis have extended invitations to the Vatican for a few famous faces.
According to The Hollywood Reporter , the Argentinian Pope, 78, is planning a meeting this fall at the holy site in Rome, Italy, where he hopes to discuss “how the church is perceived by Western media influencers.” THR reports that said influencers include Oprah Winfrey and Matt Damon.
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The media mogul, 61, and the Oscar winner, 44, have reportedly been tapped for the shortlist to meet His Holiness. If the meeting goes through, Winfrey and Damon may be a part of a brainstorm to weigh in on ways the Catholic Church can improve its image.
Pope Francis will be arriving stateside this September for the 2015 World Meeting of Families. He plans to make a stop in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, where he will address a Joint Session of United States Congress and meet with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
He will then continue on to New York City for a planned address at the United Nations General Assembly. Finally, the Pope will arrive in Philadelphia on Sept. 26 for the Festival of Families.
Neither Winfrey nor Damon has commented on the news of their holy opportunity. Both stars are largely quiet about their religious views, but Winfrey has said in the past that she identifies as a Christian. USWeekly
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