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Mark Zuckerberg presents the Pope with a drone model during Vatican meeting

31st August 2016

Mark Zuckerberg is the latest tech CEO to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Following in the footsteps of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt, and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, Zuckerberg sat down with the Pontiff to discuss ways in which Facebook is connecting the world.
Accompanying Zuckerberg on the trip was his wife Priscilla Chan, with the couple also detailing their venture philanthropy projects.
Unlike his contemporaries, who arrived at the Vatican empty-handed, Zuckerberg turned up to the meeting with a gift for the Pope. But what do you give a man who has publicly denounced material possessions, claiming that they rob people of their humanity? Judging by that statement, it was probably a wise idea on Cook’s part not to gift the Pontiff an Apple Watch.

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