Pope Francis summons Oprah Winfrey and Matt Damon to Vatican

Pope Francis summons Oprah Winfrey and Matt Damon to 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.

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.

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