Monday, August 29, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan visit Pope Francis at the Vatican







Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he shared his message of connecting people with Pope Francis at the Vatican City. He was accompanied with his wife Priscilla Chan.

He said they told the Pope how much they admired his message of mercy and tenderness, and how he’s found new ways to communicate with people of every faith around the world.
They also discussed the importance of connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access. They gave him a model of Aquila, the solar-powered aircraft that will beam internet connectivity to places that don’t have it and they shared their work with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help people around the world.

Pope Francis also presented Zuckerberg and his wife with a copy of "The Name of God is Mercy," a book-length interview he did with Italian journalist, Andrea Tornielli. In the book, he told them, "are my thoughts on tenderness and mercy."

According to Mark, "It was a meeting we'll never forget. You can feel his warmth and kindness, and how deeply he cares about helping people."



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