Vatican City, Oct 31, 2013 / 05:28 am
The previous head of one of the internet's leading online search engines travelled to Rome in order to be received into the universal Church, expressing his joy at joining the family of faith.
"I'm in Rome to become Catholic," Richard Riley told CNA in an Oct. 28 interview, "I was married in the Catholic Church 13 years ago, I have four children who were baptized in the Catholic Church and I really wanted to join the family and be unified in faith."
Riley previously led Yahoo!'s American division, the internet company's largest unit, most recently heading the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He left the company after having worked with them for 13 years upon his promotion earlier this year to take the helm as CEO of a rapidly growing British mobile application called "Shazam," which currently has over 325 million users all over the world.