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Facebook's Zuckerberg meets with Pontiff

August 29, 2016

Pope Francis met on August 29 with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and head of Facebook, and his wife.

A Vatican statement released after the meeting said that the Pope had spoken with Zuckerberg about "how to use communications technologies to alleviate poverty, to encourage a culture of encounter, and help deliver a message of hope, especially to those people who are most disadvantaged."

Although Pope Francis has admitted that he does not use a computer, he has shown a keen interest in the use of new communications technologies, and has met privately with several internet executives.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Aug. 29, 2016 10:27 PM ET USA

    Mark Z is a notorious atheist, and he has done things that appear to be adverse to Catholicism. Is this an example of keeping our enemies closer?