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Mark Zuckerberg Gave the Pope a Drone

Photo: Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook

When President Obama met with Pope Francis in 2015, he gave him a key to the house of the first American woman who was canonized as a saint. When Queen Elizabeth caught up with His Holiness the year before that, she offered a basket full of food from the royal estates, including a nice bottle of whiskey. And when Mark Zuckerberg met with him on Monday, August 29, in the year of our lord Harambe, he gave him … a drone.

And not even a real drone, which might have been fun for the Pope to use and roam around Vatican City spying on the Swiss Guard. No, Zuckerberg offered up a model of the Aquila, Facebook’s massive drone designed to beam internet to people who might otherwise not have access. (Okay, sure, it’s a fairly cool project.)

“We [Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan] also discussed the importance of connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Facebook. “It was a meeting we’ll never forget. You can feel his warmth and kindness, and how deeply he cares about helping people.”

Mark Zuckerberg Gave the Pope a Model Drone