Pope gives medals to Hollywood’s Gere, Clooney, Hayek, for some reason

Pope gives medals to Hollywood’s Gere, Clooney, Hayek, for some reason

[Ed. – It’s so weird when you keep thinking, “Gee, those choices are politically tendentious” — about the Pope.  When will we see medals for, say, Patricia Heaton, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight?  Are there no organizations now awarding medals for the kind of work they do that’s fully aligned with Church teaching?]

Pope Francis on Sunday awarded medals to American actors Richard Gere and George Clooney and actress Salma Hayek at an event held at the Vatican to promote the work of a foundation inspired by the pontiff, Scholas Occurrentes.

Clooney attended the event with his wife Amal, a lawyer.

The foundation, whose name means “schools that meet” in Spanish, links technology with the arts, aiming at social integration and a cultural of peace. …

“Important values can be transmitted by celebrities,” said one of the organizers, Lorena Bianchetti …

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