Pope Francis and Leonardo DiCaprio hung out, talked about climate change

Pope Frances is a bigger fan of The Revenant than you

The need for climate action
His Holiness had a private meeting with Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Jan. 28 in Vatican City to discuss climate change. The conversation focused on how the two can join forces to call attention to the need for climate action, the Vatican said in a statement. Also in attendance were DiCaprio's father, George, and Milutin Gatsby, the global fundraising chair for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

The actor has been a longtime supporter of climate change awareness, recently pledging over $15 million to aid environmental groups, including Ocean and the Rainforest.

"We simply cannot afford to allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity," he said in a speech at the Davos Crystal Award Ceremony on Jan. 20.

Pope Francis, for his part, has addressed climate change and global warming numerous times over the course of his papacy. He issued a 180 page document this past summer and discussed climate policies on his recent visit with President Obama.


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