Pope Francis met with George Clooney, Richard Gere, Salma Hayek and 11 international YouTube creators Sunday at an event that promotes social integration and peace through technology, art and sport.
The event took place at the Sixth World Congress of Pontifical Foundation Scholas at the Vatican over the weekend.
The 11 YouTube creators represented more than 27 million subscribers around the world and come from 10 different countries and religious backgrounds who use the platform to promote understanding between diverse communities. They included Louise Pentland (United Kingdom); Lucas Castel (Argentina); Matemática Río (Brazil); Hayla Ghazal (United Arab Emirates); Dulce Candy (United States); Matthew Patrick (United States); Jamie and Nikki (Australia and Sudan/Egypt); Greta Menchi (Italy); Los Polinesios (Mexico); and Anna RF (Israel).
Topics covered during the meeting with the Pope included immigrant rights, gender equality, loneliness and self-esteem.
Also in attendance at the event were George Clooney, Richard Gere, and Salma Hayek who received medals for their contribution to the work of the Scholas Occurentes foundation.