Mark Zuckerberg gave the Pope a drone model as a gift

Mark Zuckerberg Gave Pope Francis a Drone Model

It's not everyday you get to meet a pope, but for those who have the honor, what exactly do you get the pope as a gift?

Well, Mark Zuckerberg chose to give Pope Francis a drone — or at least, a model of one.

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It's actually a pretty thoughtful gift, judging by what the founder and CEO of Facebook shared on his page.

Zuckerberg wrote: "We shared our work with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help people around the world. It was a meeting we'll never forget. You can feel his warmth and kindness, and how deeply he cares about helping people."

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"In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." 

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"People don't care about what you say, they care about what you build."

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"You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all."

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“In terms of doing work and in terms of learning and evolving as a person, you just grow more when you get more people’s perspectives.”

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"People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don't really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard."

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"Building a mission and building a business go hand-in-hand."

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"We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesn't matter what you're passionate about."

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"The question I ask myself like almost every day is, 'Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?' ... Unless I feel like I'm working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I'm not going to feel good about how I'm spending my time.”

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"Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough."

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“People think innovation is just having a good idea but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things.”

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"I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress."

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"The question isn't, 'What do we want to know about people?', It's, 'What do people want to tell about themselves?'"

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“So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk. Companies are set up so that people judge each other on failure.”

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“I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.”

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"My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don't care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being 'just' a company means to me is building something that actually makes a really big change in the world."

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The model of the Aquila was tied to the men's discussion about "connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access." The solar powered aircraft aims to beam internet to places that don't have it.

Facebook announced the drone's first test flight this summer. Pope Francis just got a model of it.

Zuckerberg was in the area for a Facebook Q&A in Rome on Monday and expressed his condolences for those dealing with the aftermath of last week's deadly earthquake in the country.

"The spirit of the people here in Italy that 'We're going to get through this. We're going to rebuild, and it's going to take a while. But you're going to make it happen,' I think, is really inspiring to people all around the world," Zuckerberg said.

He started the Q&A by saying, "Our hearts go out to all of the people who have lost a home or have lost a loved one or know someone who was affected by the earthquake. Really hard to imagine what it's like to, in an instant, have your whole life turned upside down."

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