Pope secretly met Kentucky clerk in gay marriage row: lawyer

September 30, 2015 9:34 AM

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Pope secretly met Kentucky clerk in gay marriage row: lawyer

LOS ANGELES/VATICAN CITY Pope Francis secretly met a Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples and gave her words of encouragement, her attorney said.

Mat Staver, attorney and founder of the Liberty Counsel, told CBS News on Tuesday night that the pope met Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her husband at the Vatican embassy in Washington last Thursday during his visit to the United States.

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