“Pope Francis had a meeting Friday with Apple CEO Tim Cook,” Daniel White reports for TIME Magazine.

“Neither party has disclosed what was discussed, but afterward, the Pope spoke about technology and social media, calling modern forms of communicating ‘a gift of God,’ according to Reuters,” White reports. “Pope Francis, 79, delivered the message for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Communications.”

This is Pope Francis’ “second meeting in a week with a tech industry heavyweight — he sat down with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt last week,” White reports. “Cook — or ‘Signor Timothy Donald Cook, Amministratore Delegato di Apple’ — met with the Pope in Rome, according to the Pontiff’s daily schedule posted to Twitter.”

Read more in the full article here.

Photos of the meeting here here.

MacDailyNews Take: Wait, was one of those books the pontiff gave Cook this one?

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up on the photos.]