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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