Pope Francis met privately with Apple
CEO Tim Cook on Friday.
The meeting took place at the Vatican
and lasted roughly 15 minutes. It was part of the Roman Catholic
Church's World Day of Communications.
Afterwards, the pope called modern
communications “a gift of God.”
“Emails, text messages, social
networks and chats can also be fully human forms of communications,”
the pope is quoted as saying by Reuters.
“It is not technology which determines whether or not
communication is authentic, but rather the human heart and our
capacity to use wisely the means at our disposal.”
Francis reiterates church's opposition to gay marriage as Italy
debates civil unions.)
The 55-year-old Cook cited his faith
when he came out gay in a 2014 op-ed.
“I'm proud to be gay, and I consider
being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Cook wrote.