Pope Francis, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Meet at Vatican, Discuss 'Power of Images'

"We spoke about the power of images to unite people," Kevin Systrom said.

February 26, 2016, 11:29 AM

— -- Instagram's CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom was #blessed this morning.

A new photo on Systrom's Instagram account shows the CEO meeting with Pope Francis at the pontiff's official residence -- the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.

"We spoke about the power of images to unite people across different cultures and languages," Systrom wrote in the caption. "It was by far one of the most memorable experiences of my life!"

Systrom presented Pope Francis "with a hand curated book containing ten Instagram images from around the world," Instagram told ABC News today in a statement.

"From photography demonstrating the plight of migrants in the Middle East and the effects of climate change in the arctic to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the gift illustrated the power of images to unite people around global moments and issues," the company added.

Though Pope Francis doesn't have an official Instagram account, he's considered the most social media savvy pontiff to date.

His official Twitter account currently has over 8.75 million followers, he hosted a Google Hangout with kids in 2014 and he's always been more than happy to indulge visitors to the Vatican requesting selfies.

The Vatican's press office did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.