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Selena Gomez uses her vacation time to meet Pope Francis

Selena Gomez

raquellestevens - Instagram - Fair Use

J-P Mauro - published on 06/22/18 - updated on 09/30/20

Her friends shared their brief pilgrimage on social media.

The singer and actress Selina Gomez went on vacation to Rome with her old friend David Henrie, who played her older brother on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, along with his wife, Maria Cahill; and her friend Raquelle Stevens. While so close to Vatican City, the entourage decided to make time to meet the pope.

The trip, documented on Stevens’ Instagram account, began with a video made from the car ride. Raquel explains that it’s a “very special day,” to which Gomez adds happily, “Pope!”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkT03FRAuxK/

Gomez can be seen approaching the security checkpoints to enter St. Peter’s Square, dressed in a black dress with a veil. While the attire was appropriate for the event, she had to be hot under that summer sun.

A post shared by Raquelle Stevens (@raquellestevens) on

Henrie posted his interaction with Pope Francis on his own Instagram page, commenting, “I learned one very important request in italian for the Pope to pray for me and my wife… Such an amazing experience today and this trip.”

I learned one very important request in italian for the Pope to pray for me and my wife... Such an amazing experience today and this trip. Thank you @andreaiervolinoproducer for introducing me!!!!

A post shared by David Henrie (@davidhenrie) on

Elle.com reminds us that while celebrities meeting the pope makes the news, you don’t have to be a celebrity to meet Pope Francis. He holds papal audiences every Wednesday, where thousands gather each week to hear the Pope speak, pray along side him, and receive his blessing.

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