On Monday, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan met with the Bishop of Rome to discuss the importance of technology to fight poverty.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.