Pope Francis was presented
on Thursday with the gift of a small drone, painted in colours
of the Vatican by students at a Jesuit school in Rome.
The gift was presented to Francis by the pupils aged eight to 17 during an audience that included the Community of Christian Life in Italy and the Missionary League for Italian Students. The drone, an unmanned robotic device, "represented...the values of technology in the service of man," organizers said in a statement.
That had been highlighted in recent days by the use of drones following the devastating earthquake in Nepal last Saturday that killed more than 5,000 people.
"(There) the drones have proved useful to check the condition of structures (in the earthquake zone) and study paths from bringing relief to people who need this in remote villages," the organizers wrote.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © Copyright ANSA