The Pope was hanging out this past Sunday with some Hollywood celebrities. The celebrities received an award in the Vatican for their work.
“When peoples, families, friends separate, only animosity and even hatred can come out of that division. But when they come together in a ‘social friendship,’ we find a defense against every kind of throwaway culture,” Francis said.
The award, “Medal of the Olive,” was presented by the Scholas Occurentes Pontifical foundation, a project of Francis, first conceived when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, and which has become a worldwide network of schools that through sports, technology and arts tries to promote the “culture of encounter.”