On Friday, Shakira graced the stage at the opening ceremony of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Her performance was followed by an impactful speech by Pope Francis. The 38-year-old singer gave an impressive rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine that left the audience, including Daniel Craig, in awe. Shakira’s outfit, a flowing white dress, added to her stunning appearance as she smiled warmly at the crowd after completing her song. Check out the video below for a closer look at her performance.
Shakira, the stunning songstress with a mesmerizing voice, had the honor of performing at the opening ceremony of the United Nations General Assembly in the bustling city of New York on a fine Friday. Before Pope Francis delivered his impactful speech, the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador made a grand entrance with her adorable seven-month-old baby boy Sasha in tow. Her partner Gerard Pique and two-year-old son Milan were also present to support her. It’s noteworthy that both Shakira and the Pope have their roots in South America – Shakira was born in Colombia, while the Pope hails from Argentina.
Relocating: The vocalist won over the audience in the Big Apple as she performed an amazing version of John Lennon’s timeless classic “Imagine.”
Shakira beamed at the huge crowd as she finished her song and expressed her delight to be there. Meanwhile, Pope Francis delivered his speech during his six-day trip across three cities in the US. He urged global leaders to tackle climate change, put an end to nuclear programs, and uplift the underprivileged. The event was attended by numerous prominent figures such as Cuban President Raul Castro, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. Taking the floor in front of a packed General Assembly hall, the Pope affirmed the existence of “the right of the environment.”
Looking absolutely gorgeous, Angelic, who is 38 years of age, mesmerized the audience with her soulful singing while wearing a graceful white gown.
Shakira, a philanthropic celebrity and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador from South America, shares the same roots as the Pope. In his speech, the Pope emphasized that the universe was created out of love and that humans should use it respectfully for the benefit of others and to honor the creator. He warned against the abuse and destruction of nature driven by self-centered desires for power and material wealth, resulting in the exclusion of the vulnerable and poor. The Pope urged for immediate access to basic needs like food, water, housing, and religious freedom for those living in poverty. He received applause after calling for reforms in the United Nations and international financial agencies to give disadvantaged countries a stronger voice.
The celebrity mom was seen sporting a laid-back outfit while making her way to the United Nations establishment with her adorable seven-month-old baby, Sasha, cradled in her arms.
Daniel Craig, famously known as James Bond, was among the audience who eagerly listened to Pope Francis’s address.
In a powerful address, the Pope urged global leaders to take action against climate change, put an end to nuclear programs and improve the lives of the underprivileged. Later on, he gave a touching speech in memory of the 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attack at the site of the former Twin Towers. Meanwhile, Kerry Washington – known for her role as Olivia Pope in Scandal – eagerly awaited the Pope’s motorcade during a red carpet event. She expressed her admiration for the Pope, despite not being Catholic, commending his generosity, revolutionary nature and compassion. According to her, the Pope’s message emphasizes serving God and not judgment, which she finds remarkable.
The UN witnessed a major event with the largest gathering of notable figures in its 70-year history, all present to hear an important speech.
Celebrity chef Sandra Lee, who is in a relationship with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had the chance to meet the Pope during her visit to the 9/11 memorial. The Pope’s emotional speech, which paid tribute to the 3,000 victims of the tragedy, made the encounter even more special for Lee. It was truly an honor for her to have met the leader of the Catholic Church on such a solemn occasion.