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From Rocky to Rome: Stallone’s Vatican Encounter with Pope Francis

In a surprising and heartwarming meeting at the Vatican, Pope Francis and Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone joined forces on September 8, 2023. This unique convergence of faith and fame unfolded within the hallowed halls of the Apostolic Palace, leaving onlookers in awe.

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Sly Stallone, renowned for his portrayal of the legendary boxer Rocky Balboa, brought his family along for this extraordinary audience with the Pope. Alongside his brother Frank Stallone, also an accomplished actor and musician, Stallone was accompanied by his wife, Jennifer Flavin, and their three daughters: Sophie, Sistine, and Scarlet.

Photo Credit: Catholic News Agency

While the Vatican has been relatively tight-lipped abo...

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