A Dazzling Shakira Shines in White, Mesmerizing Pope Francis with Her Powerful Rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the United Nations General Assembly

Shakira took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Friday, captivating the audience with her performance before Pope Francis delivered a poignant speech. The 38-year-old songstress impressed the crowd, which included actor Daniel Craig from the James Bond series, with a heartfelt rendition of John Lennon’s timeless hit “Imagine”. Dressed in an elegant white gown, Shakira looked absolutely stunning as she passionately sang the lyrics, leaving the audience touched by her performance.

A beautiful woman with a beautiful voice: Shakira performed during the opening ceremony at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Friday, before Pope Francis delivered a powerful speech

On a lovely Friday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, a stunning lady blessed the audience with her mesmerizing voice. It was none other than the legendary Shakira, who graced the opening ceremony before the influential Pope Francis delivered his impactful speech. Known for not only her musical talent but also her philanthropic efforts as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Shakira arrived at the United Nations building with her adorable seven-month-old son, Sasha, nestled in her arms. Alongside Sasha, she also shares the joys of motherhood with her partner, Gerard Pique, and their two-year-old son, Milan. Interestingly, both Shakira and the Pope hail from the enchanting continent of South America. While Shakira was born in Colombia, the Pope proudly represents Argentina.

Moving: The singer wowed the crowd in New York City with her rendition of John Lennon's Imagine

Relocating: The vocalist impressed the audience in the Big Apple by delivering a remarkable performance of John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine.”

Happy to be here: Shakira gave a warm smile to the large audience after finishing the song

Happy to be here: Shakira gave a warm smile to the large audience after finishing the song

Shakira expressed her joy as she looked out at the enthusiastic crowd, flashing a warm smile to show her appreciation after completing the song.

In the midst of his extensive six-day tour through three cities in the United States, Pope Francis delivered a significant speech. During this time, the Pope emphasized the urgency for world leaders to address climate change, halt nuclear programs, and uplift those living in poverty.

Remarkably, the Pope’s speech brought together the largest gathering of dignitaries in the United Nations’ 70-year history. Notable figures in attendance included Cuban President Raul Castro, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

The Pope’s impactful message was communicated within the packed General Assembly hall. In his address, Pope Francis boldly asserted that the environment possesses a fundamental right.

Angelic: The 38-year-old looked stunning as she belted out the lyrics on stage in a flowing white dress

Divine: The mesmerizing performer, at the ripe age of 38, appeared absolutely breathtaking while serenading the crowd with her heavenly voice, all the while gracefully adorned in a billowing white gown.

Charitable star: Shakira, who like the Pope hails from South America, is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Celebrity with a Cause: Shakira, who, like the Pope, comes from South America, serves as a passionate advocate for UNICEF. The Pope, in his wisdom, believes that the universe was created with love and intends for mankind to use its resources for the betterment of fellow humans and to bring glory to the creator. However, he strongly condemns the abuse and destruction of our planet. In line with his encyclical’s core message, the Pope highlights that an excessive desire for power and wealth leads to the exploitation of natural resources and the marginalization of the vulnerable. He passionately calls for immediate action to provide the world’s impoverished population with essential necessities like food, water, and shelter, alongside ensuring religious freedom. His call for reform within the United Nations and international financial institutions, granting greater voice to underprivileged nations, is met with enthusiastic applause.

My baby: The star was dressed casually as she arrived at the United Nations building with seven-month-old son Sasha in her arms

My little one: The celebrity looked laid-back as she made her way to the United Nations headquarters, cradling her adorable seven-month-old baby boy, Sasha.

Listening intently: Bond star Daniel Craig was among the crowd there to see Pope Francis's speech

Attentively absorbed: Daniel Craig, renowned for his role as James Bond, was among the attendees captivated by Pope Francis’s enthralling speech.

Powerful speech: The Pope called on world leaders to combat climate change, end nuclear programs and elevate the poor

In a powerful address, the Pope urged global leaders to take action against climate change, put an end to nuclear programs, and uplift those living in poverty.

Later in the day, Pope Francis paid tribute to the 3,000 victims of the tragic 9/11 attacks in a heartfelt speech delivered at the site where the Twin Towers once stood.

Meanwhile, Kerry Washington, renowned for her portrayal of Olivia Pope on the TV show Scandal, eagerly caught a glimpse of the Pope’s motorcade as she made an appearance on a red carpet. Expressing her excitement, she described the experience as “amazing” and expressed her admiration for Pope Francis, whom she considers her celebrity crush. She praised his generosity, revolutionary mindset, and deep compassion. Despite not being a Catholic herself, she expressed how extraordinary it is that he emphasizes the message of God being about service rather than judgment.

Big event: His speech marked the largest gathering of dignitaries in the UN's 70-year history and attendees

were astounded by the magnitude of this occasion. The event attracted a multitude of important individuals from around the world, making it an unprecedented assembly in the history of the United Nations. The attendees were left in awe by the grandeur and significance of this remarkable gathering.

An honour: Celebrity chef Sandra Lee, the partner of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, met the Pope at the 9/11 memorial, where he gave an emotional speech honouring the 3,000 victims

What an incredible experience it was for Sandra Lee, the well-known celebrity chef and partner of Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, to have the opportunity to meet the Pope. This unique encounter took place at the solemn 9/11 memorial, where the Pontiff delivered a heartfelt speech to pay tribute to the 3,000 lives lost in the tragic events.

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