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Elon Musk meets Pope Francis, uses Twitter to announce the audience
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $71 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis."Honoured to meet @Pontifex yesterday," Musk tweeted of the Friday afternoon audience,... 
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