Pope intended no validation of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis on gay marriage

October 2, 2015 12:18 PM

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After days of confusion, the Vatican issued a statement clarifying the circumstances of Francis’ encounter with Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the focal point in the gay marriage debate in the U.S., saying she was one of dozens of people the pope greeted in the U.S. and that their encounter “should not be considered a form of support of her position.”

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