Shakira shines in an angelic white gown while delivering a heartfelt rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine for Pope Francis at the United Nations General Assembly.

Shakira dazzled the audience at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City with a captivating performance before Pope Francis took the stage. The singer, who is 38 years old, sang a heartfelt version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” leaving the crowd, including actor Daniel Craig, in awe. Dressed in a stunning white gown, Shakira charmed everyone with her powerful vocals and ended her performance with a gracious smile towards the audience.

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

Shakira, a talented lady with a mesmerizing voice, graced the opening ceremony of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City with her performance on Friday. This event took place before the impactful speech delivered by Pope Francis. As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Shakira arrived at the United Nations accompanied by her seven-month-old son Sasha. She also has a two-year-old son named Milan with her partner Gerard Pique. It is worth noting that just like Shakira, the Pope also comes from South America, with her being born in Colombia and him being from Argentina.

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

The crowd in New York City was left speechless as the singer delivered a stunning performance of John Lennon’s 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

Delighted to be present: Shakira flashed a friendly grin to the crowd following her performance. During his six-day journey to three cities in the US, Pope Francis delivered a significant address. The Pope urged global leaders to address issues like climate change, disarmament, and poverty alleviation. This speech was part of the biggest assembly of dignitaries in the 70-year existence of the UN, with notable figures like Cuban President Raul Castro, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai in attendance. Addressing a full General Assembly, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of protecting the environment as a fundamental right.

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

With an ethereal presence, the 38-year-old dazzled the audience as she passionately sang on stage, adorned in a graceful white gown.

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

Shakira, a well-known singer and philanthropist from South America, serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, just like the Pope. According to the Pope, the universe was created out of love and should be used respectfully to benefit others and honor the creator. He emphasized the importance of not abusing or destroying the world we live in, highlighting the negative effects of greed and the pursuit of power on both the environment and society. In line with his beliefs, the Pope urged for urgent action to provide the less fortunate with essential necessities like food, water, and shelter, as well as the right to practice their religion freely. He also called for reforms within international organizations to better represent and support poorer nations. His words resonated with the audience, eliciting applause and support for his message of compassion and justice for all.

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 mom looked relaxed yet stylish when she made her way to the United Nations with her seven-month-old baby boy, Sasha, in tow.

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

Attentively tuning in: Actor Daniel Craig, known for his role in the Bond franchise, was present in the audience to witness Pope Francis’s speech.

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

In an impactful address, the Pope urged global leaders to take action against climate change, cease nuclear programs, and uplift the impoverished. Later in the day, Pope Francis paid tribute to the 3,000 victims of 9/11 with a heartfelt speech at the site of the former Twin Towers. Meanwhile, Kerry Washington, known for her role as Olivia Pope on Scandal, eagerly watched the Pope’s motorcade pass by while attending a red carpet event. In an interview with Extra, she shared her excitement, describing the experience as ‘amazing’. Washington expressed her admiration for Pope Francis, noting his generosity, revolutionary spirit, and compassion. Despite not being Catholic, she praised his message of service as a powerful and extraordinary representation of God’s teachings.

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

Major occasion: The address he delivered was the focal point of the biggest assembly of important figures in the United Nations’ 70-year existence, with a large number of guests in attendance.

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

A special moment occurred as Sandra Lee, a well-known chef and the partner of Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, had the honor of meeting the Pope at the 9/11 memorial. During the meeting, the Pope delivered a moving speech in remembrance of the 3,000 victims of the tragic event.

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