Rome Newsroom, Sep 8, 2023 / 09:15 am
Pope Francis received U.S. actor and director Sylvester “Sly” Stallone at the Vatican on Friday morning.
The “Rocky” actor met the pope in the Apostolic Palace together with his brother, actor and musician Frank Stallone; his wife, Jennifer Flavin; and their three daughters: Sophie, Sistine, and Scarlet.
The Vatican released photos of the meeting but did not provide details of the encounter.
A video shared by Vatican News showed Pope Francis meeting Stallone and telling him, “We grew up with your films.” Stallone, jokingly making fists, responded: “Ready, we box!”