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Stars Meeting the Divine

When the rich and famous answered to a higher calling.

For mere mortals, meeting someone like Beyonce or Leonardo DiCaprio would be a religious experience in and of itself. But for those blessed with fame, it takes a higher presence to break through.

From Princess Diana tenderly holding Mother Teresa’s hand to Sammy Davis Jr. praying at the Western Wall, take a look back through the archive and see iconic figures humbled in the presence of the divine.

Louis Armstrong and Father Trevor Huddleston, 1956 Wallace Kirkland/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Louis Armstrong and Father Trevor Huddleston, 1956 Jazz legend Louis Armstrong donates his trumpet to Father Trevor Huddleston for the Anglican Missionary's band in London. Harry Belafonte and Cardinal Stritch, 1950s Afro Newspaper/Gado/Getty Images Harry Belafonte and Cardinal Stritch, 1950s Musician, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte speaks with Cardinal Samuel Stritch during a Catholic Council of America meeting. Mia Farrow and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1968 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Mia Farrow and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1968 Actress Mia Farrow arrives in New Delhi with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to study transcendental meditation. Learn more about the Indian guru and see how his teachings influenced the Beatles' "White Album." Sammy Davis Jr. Visits the Western Wall, 1969 Hulton Archive/Getty Images Sammy Davis Jr. Visits the Western Wall, 1969 Rat Pack entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. prays at the Western Wall on a trip to Jerusalem. Raquel Welch and Archbishop Makarios, 1970 Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images Raquel Welch and Archbishop Makarios, 1970 Actress and wig entrepreneur Raquel Welch meets with the President of Cyprus, Makarios III, in Nicosia, Cyprus, during the filming of "The Beloved." The Temptations and The Archbishop of Canterbury, 1970 PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images The Temptations and The Archbishop of Canterbury, 1970 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey, greets The Temptations during their visit to the Lambeth Palace in London. (The Temptations pictured from left to right: Paul Williams, Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Cornelius Grant, and band manager Donald Foster.) Diana Ross and Guru Baba Muktananda, 1977 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Diana Ross and Guru Baba Muktananda, 1977 Diana Ross visits with Guru Baba Muktananda at his ashram in Ganeshouri, India. The Guru was considered a living saint by his followers who believed his touch could transmit a spiritual energy to others. Richard Gere and Dalai Lama, 1987 New York Daily News Archive/NY Daily News via Getty Images Richard Gere and Dalai Lama, 1987 Actor Richard Gere exchanges greetings with the Dalai Lama on one of the religious leader's trips to New York City. A devout Buddhist to this day, Gere started the Gere Foundation in 1991 with the aim of alleviating suffering for the people of Tibet. Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, 1992 RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, 1992 Princess Diana of Wales talks with Mother Teresa during a visit to the 81-year-old's home in Calcutta, India. Hillary Clinton and Mother Teresa, 1995 AFP/AFP/Getty Images Hillary Clinton and Mother Teresa, 1995 First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Mother Teresa at the opening of the Mother Teresa Home for Infant Children in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth Hurley and Pope John Paul II, 1995 Franco Origlia/Getty Images Elizabeth Hurley and Pope John Paul II, 1995 Actress Elizabeth Hurley greets Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela during a meeting at the Presidential guest house in Pretoria, South Africa. Muhammad Ali and the Dalai Lama, 2003 Scott Olson/Getty Images Muhammad Ali and the Dalai Lama, 2003 Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali greets the Dalai Lama during a dedication ceremony for the Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple in Bloomington, Indiana. Born Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name in the mid-1960s after converting to Islam. The legendary boxer was once quoted as saying that all religions are good. “Rivers, lakes, and streams; they all have different names but they all contain water. Religions have different names and they all contain God and the truth," the late boxer told Reg Gutteridge in 1977. Beyonce and Bono with Desmond Tutu, 2003 Getty Images Beyonce and Bono with Desmond Tutu, 2003 Beyonce and U2 frontman Bono pose with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Nomalizo Leah Tutu at a benefit for the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. Julia Roberts and Swami Dharmdev, 2009 STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images Julia Roberts and Swami Dharmdev, 2009 Julia Roberts visits with Indian priest Swami Dharmdev at the Hari Mandir Ashram in Pataudi, India, during the filming of "Eat, Pray, Love." Leonardo DiCaprio and Pope Francis, 2016 Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Leonardo DiCaprio and Pope Francis, 2016 Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio shakes hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican. During the visit, the actor presented the Pope with a book of works by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, as well as a check from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to use for whichever charitable purpose he wished. Arnold Schwarzenegger with Rabbi Levi Matusof and Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, 2017 AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images Arnold Schwarzenegger with Rabbi Levi Matusof and Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, 2017 Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger meets with Rabbi Levi Matusof and Franco-Tunisian religious leader Imam Hassen Chalghoumi to discuss a global climate change pact in Paris.