Vatican City, May 30, 2016 / 07:08 am
On Sunday, Pope Francis praised Hollywood actors George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Richard Gere at a conference promoting a Vatican education initiative that helps poor communities.
Speaking in the Paul VI's Synod Hall, the Pope reminded the celebrities of their responsibility to "help the world recover the language of gestures."
During the gathering, the actors received the "Olive Medal" of peace, which were presented by the Scholas Occurentes initiative, who organized the Vatican conference.
Touching on a separate topic altogether, Francis said he does not intend to step down from the papacy, as Benedict XVI did when he became the first pope to resign in centuries.