Google's Eric Schmidt Meets With Pope Francis on the Vatican

Eric Schmidt, government chairman of Google mum or dad firm Alphabet, had an uncommon assembly on his calendar on Friday — a personal sit-down with Pope Francis on the Vatican.

Neither Google nor the Vatican would touch upon what the 2 mentioned in the course of the assembly, stated to have lasted quarter-hour.

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A video report from the TV information company Rome Stories confirmed the pontiff shaking arms with Schmidt and Jared Cohen, director of Google Concepts. Schmidt stated to Francis, "I need to work with you to make these factors. … We’ll make it occur." The pope responded, "Pray for me. Do not forget." It isn’t recognized what the 2 have been referring to.

Though Francis has admitted he does not know how one can work a pc and has referred to as the Web a "present from God," he’s no stranger to Google merchandise. The seventy nine-yr-previous pontiff has hosted two Google Hangouts from the Vatican, together with one through which he confessed he is a "dinosaur" with regards to know-how.

Pope Francis can also be a social media star, racking up greater than eight.four million followers on Twitter.

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