Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Global Warming with Pope Francis—in Italian!—for His Documentary, Before the Flood
You may remember that historic visit Leonardo DiCaprio made to Pope Francis to discuss climate change back in January of this year—an unprecedented move for the Catholic Church thanks to one of their most progressive popes in recent history—he even has an Instagram!
The visit was recorded and now makes an appearance in DiCaprio's recently released environmental documentary Before the Flood, which chronicles his various meetings with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.
Upon meeting the pope, DiCaprio greets him in Italian, saying, "your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you," and presenting him with a book featuring artwork from painter Hieronymus Bosch. The 41-year-old actor said the triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights" used to hang over his crib as a baby. In return the pope gave DiCaprio a leather-bound version of his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’.
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"One of the most important spiritual leaders on the planet has now called upon the world community to accept the modern science of climate change," DiCaprio, narrates in the background, explaining the significance of the meeting. "A pope has never done anything like this in history."
You can catch Leo and Pope Francis in Before the Flood in theaters in N.Y.C. and L.A., or according to People, you can stream it for free from Oct. 30 through Nov. 6 on natgeotv.com, video on demand through your cable provider, Nat Geo TV apps, iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Sony PlayStation, GooglePlay, and more.