Pope Francis awarded George Clooney and Salma Hayek – stars of the 1996 film From Dusk Till Dawn with medals.
According to Breitbart, it wasn't clear what the celebrities had done to deserve the medals, but noted that Clooney is a liberal activist and successful fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.
It is unclear whether or not Pope Francis really enjoys the film directed by Robert Rodriguez. But it should be noted that Quentin Tarantino, who has a larger role than Hayek, was not invited to receive an award.
The Vatican event was organized to promote the work of a foundation called Scholas Occurrente.
According to Clooney, the foundation is a “wonderful program” that enables “many different religions to speak of inclusion, because we know that hatred and fundamentalist attitudes are learned and inculcated.”
Founded in 2013, Scholas is an International Organization designed to connect “technology with arts and sports in order to promote social integration and the culture of encounter for peace.”
Again, why Hayek and Clooney deserve the medals remains up in the air.
In addition, Richard Gere was also given a medal despite not appearing in what could be The Pope's favourite film.