Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $71 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis.
"Honoured to meet @Pontifex yesterday," Musk tweeted of the Friday afternoon audience, alongside a photo showing Musk, Francis and four of Musk's teenage children.
The Vatican didn't announce the audience or provide any information about what was discussed. Musk's tweet followed one of a street scene in Venice, suggesting he might have had other stops on his tour.
Francis frequently meets with high-profile figures in strictly private audiences that are held in a reception room of the Vatican hotel where he lives. A common talking point he uses when meeting with corporate CEOs is to appeal for them to use wealth and technology to help the poorest while caring for God's creation.
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On June 21, Twitter's board recommended shareholders approve Musk's proposed purchase, though shares of Twitter remain far below his offering price, signalling considerable doubt that the sale will actually happen.