Vatican Confirms Kim Davis Met With Pope Francis: NYT

Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi confirms meeting last week between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, Kentucky county clerk and same-sex marriage opponent, New York Times reports.

  • NYT, citing Davis’ attorney, reports pontiff gave her rosaries, told her to “stay strong”
  • Spokesman says he “did not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no other comments to add,” according to report
  • NOTE: Davis was jailed for five days after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses; drew support from several Republican presidential candidates including Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and Mike Huckabee
  • NOTE: Davis’s lawyer says she, husband were snuck into Vatican Embassy in Washington on Thursday for 15-minute meeting with pope, according to report

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