George Clooney and Amal meet Pope Francis

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George Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, met with Pope Francis in Vatican City on Sunday as the actor received a medal honoring his work with the pontiff.

The famous pair attended the Un Muro o Un Ponte Seminary at Paul VI Hall.

The 55-year-old actor won the award for his involvement in the Pope's Scholas Occurrentes, an international organization of the Pontifical Right that connects technology with arts and sports.

The "Money Monster" star will serve as an ambassador for one of the foundation's art projects, according to ABC News, which describes Scholas Occurrentes as an organization founded by Pope Francis to bring together children from different backgrounds in hopes of increasing peace and understanding. It works in 82 countries with 400,000 schools and other institutions, the Associated Press reports.

Clooney through the years:

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US actor/movie maker George Clooney speaks during the global launch of 100 LIVES initiative and the announcement of a new humanitarian prize in New York on March 10, 2015. The 100 LIVES, initiated to express gratitude to individuals and institutions whose heroic actions saved Armenian lives during the Genocide 100 years ago, is to address the issues of genocide, human rights violations and the power of positive action. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the city hall after their civil marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they leave the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney wears a buttong reading "Je suis Charlie" at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
THE FACTS OF LIFE -- Pictured: George Clooney as George Burnett -- Photo by: Ron Tom/NBCU Photo Bank
UNITED STATES - MAY 02: ROSEANNE - 'Let's Call It Quits' - Season One - 5/2/89, Roseanne has difficulty accepting new rules from a tough new supervisor at the factory. George Clooney (Booker) stars., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
Photo by: SBN/STAR MAX/IPx 4/12/15 George Clooney on the set of "Money Monster". (NYC)
George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer on phones in backseat of car in a scene from the film 'One Fine Day', 1996. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
ER -- SEASON 4 -- Pictured: George Clooney as Doctor Doug Ross (Photo by Sven Arnstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES- COMBAT HIGH -- Pictured: (l-r) Keith Gordon as Max Mendelsson, George Clooney as Maj. Biff Woods -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1404 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor George Clooney during an interview with host Jay Leno on June 25, 1998 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg And Ice Cube Star In 'Three Kings.' '99 Wb And Village Roadshow Film Limited (Photo By Getty Images)
1999 George Clooney stars in the latest season of 'ER.'
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Actor George Clooney attends SeriousFun Children's Network's New York City Gala at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 5: Actor George Clooney attends the 'Ocean's Eleven' Westwood Premiere on December 5, 2001 at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
George Clooney (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
Actor George Clooney, who directed and stars in the new movie, "Good Night and Good Luck," poses on a roof top in New York Sept. 23, 2005. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)
George Clooney accepts the freedom award at the 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 31: Actor/director George Clooney arrives to the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Leatherheads' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 31, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 8: (L to R) Actors Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, George Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh attend the 53rd Berlinale Film Festival February 8, 2003 in Berlin, Germany. Their new film 'Solaris' was written and directed by Soderbergh. (Photo by Kurt Vinion/Getty Images)
David Strathairn and George Clooney during 2005 Venice Film Festival - George Clooney - Sighting in Venice Lido, Italy. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
US actor and director George Clooney (R) and co-star Renee Zellweger arrive in London's Leicester Square on April 8, 2008 to attend the European Premiere of the film, Leatherheads directed by Clooney. AFP PHOTO / Max Nash (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 14: Actor George Clooney speaks to the media at the Four Seasons Hotel on November 14, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Piyal Hosain/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Actor ('Michael Clayton') George Clooney (R) and gilrfriend Sarah Larson arrive for the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2008. AFP PHOTO / STAN HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor George Clooney speaks during the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Matt Damon and George Clooney (Photo by Lester Cohen Archive/WireImage)
George Clooney and Julia Roberts during 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Backstage and Audience at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
George Clooney at junket for 'Good Night and Good Luck,' a new movie. (Photo by Michael Albans/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Academy Award winning Actor George Clooney, left, listens to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2007 to bring awareness to the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan. (AP Photo/Mannie Garcia)
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The Clooneys weren't the only emissaries of Hollywood at the Vatican: Actors Salma Hayek and Richard Gere were also at the event and also plan to be ambassadors in the program.

Testimonials, music, videos and a question-and-answer session were all part of the event, People reported, citing Vatican Radio.

What does one wear to meet the pope? The always fashionable Amal, 38, wore a fitted, lace Atelier Versace dress, turban and Jimmy Choo shoes.

See photos from the Un Muro o Un Ponte Seminary:

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Pope Francis meets actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, at a meeting with the Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organization founded by Pope Francis, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney leave at the end of 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: Richard Gere and his girlfriend Alejandra Silva leave at the end of 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault (L) greets US actor George Clooney as his wife actress Salma Hayek greets Amal Clooney (R) before the arrival of Pope Francis for a meeting with the participants of the Sixth World Congress of Pontifical Foundation Scholas, on May 29, 2016 in Vatican. Scholas is an international organization of pontifical right approved and created by Pope Francis in Vatican City August 13, 2013. It combines technology with art and sport to promote social integration and culture of encounter for peace. / AFP / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: Richard Gere and his girlfriend Alejandra Silva attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Actress Salma Hayek Pinault (C) poses with husband French luxury and retail group PPR Chairman and CEO Francois-Henri Pinault and their daughter Valentina before an audience of Pope Francis to the participants of the Sixth World Congress of Pontifical Foundation Scholas, on May 29, 2016 in Vatican. Scholas is an international organization of pontifical right approved and created by Pope Francis in Vatican City August 13, 2013. It combines technology with art and sport to promote social integration and culture of encounter for peace. / AFP / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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