Pope Francis meets Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

Pope Francis holds talks with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Vatican on how to use communications technology to alleviate poverty.

VATICAN CITY (REUTERS) - Pope Francis met Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday (Aug 29) at the Vatican.

Mr Zuckerberg, with his wife Priscilla Chan, shook hands with the smiling pope before sitting down for talks.

The Vatican said in a statement after the meeting that the discussions had centered around how to use communications technology to alleviate poverty.