Former atheist Marc Zuckerberg now says ‘religion is very important’
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Former atheist Marc Zuckerberg now says ‘religion is very important’

Facebook co-founder says in a post on his social media network that he once questioned his Jewish faith, but now believes 'religion is very important'.

Pope Francis meets the Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg
Pope Francis meets the Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on his social media network that while he once questioned his Jewish upbringing, he now believes that “religion is very important.”

The post came after he wished his followers a “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah” on Dec. 25, according to reports over the weekend.

Zuckerberg once identified himself as an atheist.

In response to a comment which said “But aren’t you an atheist,” Zuckerberg replied: “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’s wife, Priscilla Chan, practices Buddhism. The couple met with Pope Francis at the Vatican last summer

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