During his trip to the United States, Pope Francis secretly met with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Details about that meeting have now been made public.
Liberal supporters of Pope Francis didn’t want to believe it. As the news of the Francis-Davis meeting was released on social media Tuesday night, the political left accused the story of being fabricated, misinterpreted, or simply just made up. Desperately clinging to the pope they thought was different, the Vatican confirmed the news early Wednesday morning. The details of the meeting have been released, as reported by The Washington Post on Sept. 30.
Just an hour after giving his much heralded speech to Congress, Francis was taken to the Vatican Embassy in Washington. With only the pope’s personal security and photographer present, Francis met with Davis for around 15 minutes. The two prayed together, with Francis encouraging Davis to “stay strong,” while praising her “courage.”
In addition to his kind words, Francis also blessed two sets of rosaries that were presented as gifts to Davis and her husband. One black and one white, Davis said she gave both to her parents, who are practicing Catholics. Davis, while an Apostolic Christian, didn’t want to pass up an opportunity to meet someone who “loves Jesus” as much as she does. “When she met with the pope, it was obvious to her that he was a person who loved Jesus,” Davis’ lawyer, Mat Staver said. “It was obvious he had care for her and he loves Jesus.”
The Vatican is currently in possession of the personal photos from the meeting, which was kept secret for days so the pope could leave the U.S. calmly. In order to disguise herself, Davis wore her hair up, a deviation from her normal style of letting it down.
Many in the liberal media were shocked, with a Huffington Post article offering harsh criticism of Francis, titled “How Pope Francis Undermined the Goodwill of His Trip and Proved to Be a Coward.” It’s unknown when or if the Vatican will release the photos of the private meeting, but despite the wishes of the left, it happened and nothing can change that reality.