Guess who was wearing all white when he met Leonardo DiCaprio at the Vatican Thursday? That’s right, Pope Francis himself.
The Revenant actor met with the pontiff to discuss a common interest the two share — saving the environment.
DiCaprio gave Francis a book of art from Dutch Renaissance painter Hieronymus Bosch, explaining that the artist’s work was hung above his crib as a baby. “As a child, I didn’t quite understand what it all meant, but through my child’s eyes it represented a planet, the utopia we had been given, the overpopulation, excesses, and the third panel we see a blackened sky that represents so much to me of what’s going on in the environment,” he said.
At the end of the meeting, DiCaprio kissed the pope’s ring and thanked Pope Francis for meeting with him. “Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you,” DiCaprio said in Italian.
But DiCaprio wasn’t the only one sporting a second language. Pope Francis gave DiCaprio gifts as well and told him in English, “Pray for me, don’t forget.”
“I will,” DiCaprio replied.