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Vatican insists the Pope doesn’t support Kim Davis despite secret meeting

Nick Duffy October 2, 2015
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The Vatican has incredibly insisted that the Pope doesn’t support anti-gay clerk Kim Davis, despite his secret meeting with her and comments to the press.

The Catholic Church admitted earlier this week that the Pope had a private meeting with anti-gay clerk Kim Davis during his US tour last month, which was kept off his official itinerary released to the press.

The Pontiff also appeared to back her while speaking to reporters on his flight home, when asked about her case.

He said: “Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right.

“I can’t have in mind all cases that can exist about conscientious objection but, yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right.

“And if someone does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right.”

However, a statement from the Vatican incredibly claims that despite both the secret private meeting and his own personal comments, the Pope is not supporting Davis.

Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, claimed: “[It] should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.

“The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.”

He continued to claim: “Pope Francis met with several dozen persons who had been invited by the Nunciature to greet him as he prepared to leave Washington for New York City.

“Such brief greetings occur on all papal visits and are due to the Pope’s characteristic kindness and availability.”

Related topics: Anti-gay, Catholic, Church, Gay, homophobic, kim davis, LGBT, Pope, Religion, US

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