From Facebook to the Vatican: Jew Zuckerberg Gives Pope Francis Drone
From Facebook to the Vatican: Zuckerberg Gives Pope Francis Drone
On August 29, founder of Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, met with Pope Francis and presented him a toy drone model, according to Zuckerberg’s Facebook post.
On Monday, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan met with the Bishop of Rome to discuss the importance of technology to fight poverty.
Priscilla and I had the honor of meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. We told him how much we admire his message of mercy and tenderness, and how he’s found new ways to communicate with people of every faith around the world.
We also discussed the importance of connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access. We gave him a model of Aquila, our solar-powered aircraft that will beam internet connectivity to places that don’t have it. And we shared our work with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help people around the world.
It was a meeting we’ll never forget. You can feel his warmth and kindness, and how deeply he cares about helping people.
The founder of Facebook spoke about the Aquila project. It is a solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed to provide settlements in developing countries with Internet facilities.
At the end of the meeting, Zuckerberg gave Pope Francis an Aquila model, and noted the pontiff’s unforgettable “warmth and kindness.”
In recent years, Pope Francis has repeatedly met with representatives of leading IT-companies and Internet services.
In February, he discussed the “image effect” with the founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, and in January, met with Apple CEO Tim Cook. A week earlier, he held a meeting with the Google’s board chairman Eric Schmidt and the head of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen.