Is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg turning to religion?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015.

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to have had a change of heart as he recently shunned his atheist beliefs and now states that “religion is very important.”

The social media giant, who identified himself as an atheist, revealed on Facebook his recent beliefs status after he wished his followers on December 25 a “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah” from “Priscilla, Max, Beast and me,” referring to his wife, daughter and dog.

The surprising message led one user to ask Zuckerberg: “Aren’t you and atheist?”

“No. I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important,” Zuckerberg replied, however he did not provide details about his faith.

Zuckerberg had previously met with Pope Francis with his wife at the Vatican last summer and discussed how to bring communication technology to the world’s less fortunate.

Zuckerberg has also showed an interest in Buddhism, which his wife practices. During a trip to China in 2015, he visited the Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an and posted a photo of himself kneeling in front of the Buddhist landmark.

Last Update: Wednesday, 4 January 2017 KSA 15:20 - GMT 12:20

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