• Pope Francis meets with Leonardo Dicaprio (Source: AAP) (AAP)Source: AAP
The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, met the leader of failed Oscar attempts, Leonardo Dicaprio this week adding yet another notch the pontiff’s growing list of many cool achievements.
By
Genevieve Dwyer

29 Jan 2016 - 5:35 PM  UPDATED 29 Jan 2016 - 5:42 PM

Leo met with the Pope on a visit to the Vatican on Thursday, where he gifted the Holy See with a book of works by 15th-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch and also showed off some rather impressive language skills. 

“Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you,” Leonardo said in Italian before kissing Pope’s ring. 

The pair were both meeting to discuss their concerns about the environment. It’s not the first time that Pope Francis has hobnobbed with Hollywood or appeared to be progressive about important political issues though. That’s just what he does. 

Here are all the other times he showed off just how cool he is.

When he gave a thumb’s up to women’s abortion rights


“The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented,” the pontiff wrote in a letter released by the Vatican in September last year.

“I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal,” he added.

When he got hip with the kids and took his message to social media

Speaking about the internet, he has previously said "This is something truly good, a gift from God." However, he also urged caution: "The desire for digital connectivity can have the effect of isolating us from our neighbours, from those closest to us."

That time he washed the feet of prisoners

Because no one is beneath this pope.

That time he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone

As if that didn’t make him enough of a rockstar…

That time he released his own pop-rock album ‘Wake-up!

The Pope’s pre-Christmas release in late 2015 became an instant hit and went straight to number one on Christian Rock charts around the world.

When he took on the mafia

Pope Francis said he would pray for the mafia after a shocking crime where a child was shot in the head. He condemned the mob’s actions by saying: "This violence against such a small child seems without precedent in the history of crime."

When he and Obama tricked us into thinking they were hip-hop icons

….and that other time he became an accidental pro-rapper

And last but not least…

When he was secretly a velociraptor