I’m not referring to Da Vinci’s less than angelic meetings with a certain Renaissance Pope but rather to this past January when Pope Francis and Leonardo di Caprio met in the Vatican to discuss climate change, a topic that is of concern to them both. Di Caprio with an interest in environmental philanthropy and Francis who is very much committed to protecting “our common home”. Pope Francis offers a papal letter Laudato Si’ (Praise Be to You) as an appeal for a “new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet”. Leo offers a childhood story he shared with Francis about a picture of “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” which he said hung over his crib.
A great image for Earth Day (April 22, 2016) of both secular and divine celebrity joining efforts to bring attention to the care of creation. A match made in heaven to save the Earth.