Report: Pope Francis Invites Oprah, Matt Damon to Vatican

AP Photo/Elise Amendola
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Pope Francis may be expecting a visit from a group of Hollywood power players, including Oprah and businessman David Geffen this fall, a source told The Hollywood Reporter this week.

While the pontiff confessed back in May he hasn’t watched TV since 1990, he reportedly wants to change how the church is perceived in Western media, and has arranged a summit to discuss at the Vatican in the coming months.

“I have not watched TV since 1990. It’s a promise that I made [to] the Virgin of Carmen on the night of July 15, 1990. I told myself: ‘It’s not for me,” he told Argentine newspaper La Vos del Pueblo at the time.

Invited attendees at the special meeting will be Oprah Winfrey, film and TV producer Brian Grazer, Matt Damon, William Morris Endeaver superagent Ari Emanuel with his co-CEO Patrick Whitesell, and David Geffin, per the source.

WME has yet to confirm if the invitation by the leader of the Catholic Church will be accepted.


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