Monday 29th August, 2016
Vatican City, ACCRA, Aug. 29 – (dpa/GNA) –
Pope Francis met Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Monday
to discuss how social media can be used to reduce poverty, the Vatican said.
“They spoke about how to use
communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of
encounter, and help deliver a message of hope, especially to those people who
are most disadvantaged,” a statement said.
Zuckerberg was granted a private audience with
his wife Priscilla Chan. Their host, 79, has a very active Twitter account but
no Facebook profile, and once confessed he did not know how to use a computer.
The US couple arrived in Italy to attend
Saturday’s wedding of Spotify founder Daniel Ek in Lake Como.
Later in the day, Zuckerberg was due to hold a
question-and-answer session with students of private university LUISS.