The Vatican is distancing itself from Kim Davis and clarifying what actually happened when she met Pope Francis: nothing.
According to a statement released by the Vatican this morning, the Pope only briefly met with Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis.
Her lawyer detailed an intimate conversation between Davis and Pope Francis, which the Vatican is now denying.
Davis received nothing more than a brief greeting, the same type of greeting given to all others who were present.
The meeting was arranged by the Vatican office in Washington D.C., not by anyone in Rome or by Pope Francis.
The Vatican spokesperson, Rev. Federico Lombardi, commented on the story Davis’ lawyer reported earlier this week:
“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.”
In fact, the only person who had a private meeting with the Pope was a gay former student and his partner.