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Pope gives awards to Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek
Reuters
May 30, 2016


ROME (Reuters) - 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.

Francis had created a similar organization when he was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, but Scholas has now become an international foundation working out of the Vatican.

"Important values can be transmitted by celebrities," said one of the organizers, Lorena Bianchetti, adding that the actors had agreed to be ambassadors for one of the foundation's arts projects.

I had seen that headline somewhere else, and wondered if it was April 1st...  ???
It does seem like a late April Fool's prank, sort of like Vox saying "I've decided to throw my support behind Bernie." :LOL:

Quote:"Important values can be transmitted by celebrities..."

But how often do they do that.
(05-31-2016, 09:59 AM)Sir Charles Napier Wrote: [ -> ]It does seem like a late April Fool's prank, sort of like Vox saying "I've decided to throw my support behind Bernie." :LOL:

Quote:"Important values can be transmitted by celebrities..."

But how often do they do that.

Well, and it's specifically linked to this Scholas Occurrentes thing. I Googled it, and while I realize it's translated from Spanish and stuff (although it's in English on the website, but I'm thinking it still went through Google Translate instead of having an actual interpreter), it's still "blah blah blah" that I don't understand.

For example, on it's website it states:

Quote:It connects technology with arts and sports in order to promote social integration and the culture of encounter for peace.

Uh... okay?
(05-31-2016, 10:53 AM)PrairieMom Wrote: [ -> ]Well, and it's specifically linked to this Scholas Occurrentes thing. I Googled it, and while I realize it's translated from Spanish and stuff (although it's in English on the website, but I'm thinking it still went through Google Translate instead of having an actual interpreter), it's still "blah blah blah" that I don't understand.

For example, on it's website it states:

Quote:It connects technology with arts and sports in order to promote social integration and the culture of encounter for peace.

Uh... okay?

I googled it as well, and was just as stumped.  Good to know I'm not the only one. :)

Quote:It connects technology with arts and sports in order to promote social integration and the culture of encounter for peace.

Huh?  Sounds like Robo-Tommy Chong teaches African kids to play paint and play team sports.  Because whirled peas.