Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis.
Musk used the @Pontifex handle in tweeting that he was “honored” to meet with Francis on Friday. He tweeted 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. It suggested 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 Pope Francis 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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January 31: Musk begins building up his Twitter stake
March 14: Musk's Twitter stake tops 5%
March 24: Asking whether Twitter should change
March 26: Musk reaches out to Jack Dorsey
April 3: Twitter leadership meets to discuss Musk
April 4: Surprise! Musk becomes Twitter's largest shareholder
April 5: Musk agrees to join the board
April 10: Just kidding. Musk ditches the board
April 14: Musk offers to buy Twitter and 'unlock' its potential
April 15: The poison pill
April 21: Musk lines up $46.5 billion in financing
April 25: Twitter agrees to sell itself to Elon Musk
April 29: Musk cashes out billions in Tesla stock
May 4: With a little help from his billionaire friends
May 10: Musk says he would reinstate Trump's account
May 6: Musk's lofty goals for Twitter, revealed
May 12: A partial hiring freeze and executive departures
May 13: Twitter deal 'temporarily on hold'
May 14: Oops. NDA problems?
May 16: Poop emoji
May 17: Musk says Twitter deal 'cannot move forward.' Twitter disagrees