via CONSERVATIVE TRIBUNE: The pope secretly met with Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, who was recently jailed over refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses because of her religious convictions. But Pope Francis didn’t want anyone knowing that he had had the meeting.
Now the Vatican has told the media that his meeting with Davis wasn’t an endorsement.
Davis reportedly was visited at the invitation of the Vatican ambassador, but spokesman Federico Lombari asserted: “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.”
Lombardi went further, stating that because of the meeting becoming known, the Vatican felt the need to “clarify” what happened.
Not only that, but CBS simultaneously reported that its Vatican source told them the pope had been “exploited” in a “meeting” that never should have taken place, according to Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich.
“Meeting with someone is not an endorsement of that person’s position,” Cupich said.
Why is is that the pope cannot endorse a Christian who was only acting on her strict biblical beliefs, the same beliefs that the pope is supposed to uphold?