As contained in the Vatican communique today, Facebook founder Zuckerberg met with Pope Francis.
Zuckerberg’s Vatican Visit centered on how the social network can help bridge global social gaps.
Both popular figures had a discussion on “how to use communication technologies to reduce poverty, encourage the culture of encounter and bring a message of hope, especially to the most disadvantaged.”
According to the Catholic News Agency, Pope Francis once again preached his popular gospel of reaching out to the hurting and suffering world. This time he hopes that the poor can be helped and uplifted through the most popular social network in the world – Facebook.
Pope Francis has confessed to not being a digital freak; nevertheless he knows the great good the world can enjoy from these digital inventions.
The Pontiff who does not own a cell phone spots the evangelical potential of technological inventions like Facebook. He believes the digital world can make huge impact in promoting human dignity.
Zuckerberg will be the 4th tech-giant CEO the pope is meeting this year. He made the visit with wife, Chan. They presented the Pope with a miniature Facebook drone.
A while back, Pope Francis invited prominent vloggers to the Vatican, urging them to maximize the potentials of their videos by positively investing in the lives of the young people who subscribe to them.
On the other hand, Zuckerberg who is one of the top 5 richest in the world had earlier expressed his desire to help in the eradication of diseases in the world by the end of the century.
Under the auspices of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Zuckerberg and his wife Chan said they will be giving away 99% ($45 billion)of their fortune to charity on annual bases.
The couple wants to contribute to the improvement of education, health and climate change in the world over. They believe in “advancing human potential and promoting equality.”
Former Facebook workers had once accused the social network of suppressing conservative news on regular bases. Facebook however denied the accusation.
In any case, there are crystal-clear proofs that more good as proposed by the Holy father could be done with the social digital platform. We hope that Zuckerberg’s Vatican visit will still yield more good for mankind.