ROME (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, took to the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis.
“Honored to meet @Pontifex yesterday”, Musk tweeted from the Friday afternoon audience, alongside a photo showing Musk, Francis and four of Musk’s teenagers.
The Vatican did not announce the hearing or provide information about what was discussed. Musk’s tweet followed a street scene in Venice, suggesting he might have had other stops on his tour.
Francis frequently meets high-profile figures in strictly private audiences held in a reception hall at the Vatican hotel where he resides. One argument he often uses when meeting with corporate CEOs is to ask them to use wealth and technology to help the poorest while caring for God’s creation.
On June 21, Twitter’s board recommended shareholders approve Musk’s proposed purchase, though Twitter’s shares remain well below its offer price, signaling considerable doubt over completion. actual sale.
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